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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Unley provides loans for solar hot water services

May 08, 2007

Households in Unley (Australia) can apply to receive interest free loans to install approved, environmentally friendly solar hot water services.

Provided are loans for the installation of solar hot water systems and other selected water heating devices such as solar boost heat pumps, solar retrofit kits or other pre heating systems in accordance with South Australian Government rebate schemes.

A household will be able to apply for an interest free loan for the installation of solar hot water system services of up to $US 1,480 ($AUS 1,800) per household. Residents will be required to make their own contribution of approximately $US 495 ($AUS 600). The loan can be repaid over 12 months.

Replacing an electric storage hot water system with a solar hot water system will achieve a 2.5 tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per year.


Unley is one of 95 local governments in Australia that are Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. To learn more about ICLEI and its activities in the Oceania Region, please visit www.iclei.org/anz

Source: “Solar Hot Water System Interest Free Loan Project”, City of Unley website at www.unley.sa.gov.au