Solar expert to help find successful tenderer in Pirie

SUPPORT: Council's James Holyman has been promoting the scheme to provide low-cost solar energy to residents.
SUPPORT: Council's James Holyman has been promoting the scheme to provide low-cost solar energy to residents.

Port Pirie Regional Council will take another step next week toward setting up its community solar project.

Council will meet with Andy Chambers, of Seed Consulting Services, who has been hired as a solar expert to sit on the assessment panel to review the tenders.

The best option will be chosen for the community, taking into consideration the quality of the equipment, warranties and competencies of the designers and installers.

Once the tender assessment is finished, the successful tenderer will sign an agreement and an announcement will be made to the community.

This is expected to be achieved in the next few weeks. 

More than 730 residents have rushed to show their interest in joining the $19-a-week solar-power scheme.

The first of its kind in Australia, the scheme was devised by Councillor Alan Zubrinich.

Council announced the scheme last year and called for expressions of interest. Local residents praised the initiative. 

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