Adelaide Hills C-PREP The introduction of renewable energy in the by JasonDetriou


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Council introduction
The Adelaide Hills Council proudly announce the Adelaide Hills C-PREP Program in association with
ZEN Home Energy Systems and Bendigo Bank. This program will provide an opportunity for residents
to participate in a community bulk purchase of renewable energy solutions, particularly Solar Home
Energy and Solar Hot Water Systems. Bendigo Bank will be providing the opportunity for low interest
finance options to be available to participants in the program.
Council is supporting ZEN Home Energy Systems to supply quality renewable energy systems at a
community price following on from the Award winning Towong Community Renewable Energy Program.
ZEN is a proudly South Australian company, which has quietly become one of Australia’s largest
installers of Solar Home Energy Systems. This has made ZEN Home Energy Systems Australia’s
leading Home Energy Brand. The ZEN system is a simple, efficient and elegant solution, complete
with wireless in-home monitoring.

The introduction of renewable energy in the Adelaide Hills region has the
potential to create jobs within the region and ultimately lead to lower
power bills. In addition to reducing your power bills, the Adelaide Hills
C-PREP project will also cut greenhouse gas emissions in the region.

C-PREP Program Outline
The current Federal Government grant of $8,000 (if your total household income is under $100,000
and the home is your primary residence) can result in a premium ZEN 1kW system featuring an in-home
wireless monitor being installed for under $2,000. In addition, you can also take advantage of the
ETSA ‘feed in tarrif’ providing $0.44 buy back of each unit of excess electricity which you generate.
ZEN Home Energy Systems will be running a Community Benefits Program including the
establishment of a Renewable Energy Business/Distribution Centre in Adelaide Hills C-PREP,
training of our local Electricians and Plumbers and setting up a ZEN Scholarship Program in our
secondary schools with the aim of retaining youth in our area.
We have also pioneered the ZEN Solar Councils Community Program in regional Victoria, NSW and now
SA over the last 18 months. The ZEN Solar Councils Community Program is now the benchmark
program of its type in Australia and was recently awarded the Victorian Local Government
Association’s “Award of Excellence for Sustainability”.
Adelaide Hills C-PREP has arranged for ZEN to run a series of ‘Mini Exhibitions’ around the region on
the dates and locations listed below. A ZEN representative will be available to discuss the benefits and
the different size systems available to suit your home and process your No obligation application for
the $8,000 Federal Government Solar Homes Rebate.

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Program registration, information and rebate processing days
To secure your $8,000 rebate, please bring the following information for us to copy for Government
identification purposes:
1.   Driver’s Licence
2.   Council Rates Notice (address must match to your Driver’s Licence)
3.   Latest Power Bill (for your retailer information and to help ZEN recommend a system size)

See the local ZEN Home Energy Team between 2pm and 7pm at one of the following locations:
     Friday June 5          Adelaide Hills Council Stirling Office
     Wednesday June 10 Lutheran Church, Woodside
     Thursday June 11       Gumeracha Civic Centre
     Friday June 12         Adelaide Hills Council Stirling Office

Rebate Confirmation & Installation
Once the AGO application has been processed and sent in by ZEN from the Registration Day it takes about
6-8 weeks to have the rebate approval granted by the Solar Homes and Communities Plan.
Whilst this is being processed, your local ZEN Representative will arrange a suitable time to visit you at
your home to assess your home for installation suitability, and to provide a further opportunity to discuss
the best system for your home. ZEN will then provide you with a written order form to complete and you
can them nominate to either make direct payment, or to take advantage of the consumer finance offer.
Both ZEN and the Customer will be notified of the rebate approval by mail. It is a requirement of the solar
homes and communities plan that no installations are to commence until written approval has been granted.

Program Financing
The Adelaide Hills C-PREP program also has an association with Bendigo Bank, to provide a specially
designed finance package at low rates to support those participants requiring finance. Further details
regarding the Consumer Finance Package will be available at the program Registration session.

                                               ZEN Home Energy Systems         ZEN Adelaide North West & Hills
                                               Telephone 1300 ZEN HOME         Andy Turner
                                               Fax +61 8 8333 1446             Mobile 0412 846 402
                                          Phone +61 8 8346 0542

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