Funding for volume builders helps brighten the day

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The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) wants to encourage the uptake of solar water heating in more new homes.
As a result, volume builders may be eligible for financial assistance towards installing solar water heating systems, which EECA is now offering. 

Grants of $500 are available to volume builders who commit to install solar water heating systems which meet certain criteria on at least 20 new homes within 12 calendar months from the signing of the contract with EECA.

Grants of $3000 are also available for a volume builder to install a packaged solar water heating system which meets certain criteria in a show home. The volume builder must also install solar water heating systems in at least 20 new homes within 12 months ($500).

Other funding options under EECA’s solar water heating programme include:
• Funding for home owners through a $500 contribution towards a loan or a $500 grant towards installing solar water heating systems.
• Grants for the public sector to have systems installed in government-owned buildings are also available. 
• An innovation fund which EECA is developing and will support solar water heating projects not targeted by the other schemes.

EECA’s solar water heating programme focuses on growing the solar water heating market by significantly expanding sales, improving quality and reducing prices.

For more information visit www.solarsmarter.org.nz, phone 0800 SMARTER (762 7837) or email solar@eeca.govt.nz.