The Queensland Government’s Solar for rentals trial is offering tenants in the Bundaberg, Gladstone and Townsville local government areas easy access to solar at no upfront costs.
This unique opportunity will enable around 1,000 tenants and lessors to share the value of installing a solar PV system. You and your lessor both need to agree to be part of the trial and sign a new lease of at least 12 months with a fair rent increase. In return, you could save up to $300 a year by either using the solar power in your home or selling it back to the electricity grid. You can use the online calculator to see it might benefit you.
Houses, townhouses or duplexes currently rented for $350 or less per week are eligible.