Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Solar Boost for Our Small Businesses

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Solar Boost for Our Small Businesses

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SMALL businesses and farming are at the heart of the Gympie region, and now these are being given a helping hand by changes to solar power legislation.

Small and medium businesses and farmers are being encouraged to take advantage of changes that allow customers to have six times the solar generation capacity and still be paid for their excess power.

"This is part of our Powering Queensland Plan to support regional businesses and put downward pressure on power prices," said Bruce Saunders, Member for Maryborough.

"It follows action taken by the Palaszczuk government to shield regional Queenslanders from the impact of price rises across the country - cutting the anticipated increase in prices by more than half - a saving of $56 for the average household, $99 for small business.

"This change is great news for those 4000 existing solar customers who will benefit from this change and great news for regional Queensland households and businesses considering solar. …

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