Solar for rental owners

Solar panels can be an attractive feature of a rental as it can save tenants a significant amount in their power bills.

Some tenants may be willing to pay a little more in rent and stay a little longer  if they are saving with energy bills and costs in the long term. If your rental doesn’t have solar panels it is worth considering.

There are Australian companies operating that can broker deals between renters and landlords for solar PV systems where the owner pays for the system and the tenant buys power at a cheaper rate than grid power.

Solar for tenants

If you are renting and your home does not currently have solar panels you do have options. It is worth knowing that there are Australian companies operating that can broker deals between renters and landlords for solar PV systems.

This is where the owner pays for the system and the tenant buys power at a cheaper rate than grid power. Consider contacting your landlord or your agent to ask about whether solar is an option.

If solar isn’t an option in your rental – you can still cut your energy usage. CSIRO has some tips on their website.