Southland Solar Water Heating - Pilot to assess viabililty and gauge interest

Did you catch the article on Solar Water Heating in the Southland Express today? Here's the website referenced: http://www.solarcitysouthland.co.nz/

Wouldn't it be great if we could convince the council to follow Nelson's lead and fund this through a fixed rate loan over 10 years that you pay back through your rates (hence is tied to the property). They also waive consent fees!

http://www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz/solar-saver-scheme/
http://www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz/financial-factors-of-solar-water-heat...

If you're interested in finding out about a $500 or $1000 subsidy for solar water heating, it's an EECA led thing that's available to everyone via this site:
http://www.energywise.govt.nz/funding-available/solar-and-heat-pump-wate...

A significant part of the purpose of this initial phase is to gauge public interest in this, so the more people register interest / fill in the questionnaire, the better. Spread the word!!!