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Econnect Solar’s director, Quinton Doody, said the Econnect Solar Challenge aimed to support locals and to ‘give them a chance against the big energy companies’.

A residential solar installation

‘Power prices in Australia are the highest we have ever seen and this is causing stress on our families and communities,’ Mr Doody said.

‘Our goal is to give people a clean, affordable alternative.’

Northern Rivers families who own their home are invited to take part in the challenge by sharing their stories about struggling with soaring electricity prices, and to describe why they want to make the switch to solar.

Entries close on September 30 with the winner to receive a 6.6KW system which is capable of providing enough electricity for a four person home.

‘It’s going to be really hard to pick the most compelling story because a lot of locals are struggling with power prices,’
Mr Doody said.

‘But you can be certain that the solar system will make a big difference to the lives of one local family for many, many years to come.’

The latest data from the Clean Energy Regulator (January 2019) shows that 2018 was another record-breaking year for solar in
Australia, with residential installed capacity increasing by 20 per cent compared to 2017. One in five Australian families are now
taking back control of their energy usage and the large privately owned energy corporations.

Further competition details

The competition is only available to local families who own their home.

Entries can be submitted on the website www.econnectsolar.com.au and close on
September 30.

The winner will be decided by Econnect Solar, and announced on October 30.

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