Current breakthrough projects

Breakthrough projects: Landlord-tenant scheme

We are partnering with Z-NET Uralla on a truly ground-breaking funding model intended to break the ‘split benefit’ impasse that generally makes solar PV and energy efficiency measures close to impossible for most rented premises.

We offer an interest-free loan to the landlord for solar PV and/or energy efficiency improvements on the undertaking that they will raise their rent by no more than half of what the tenant will save on power bills, so both tenant and landlord benefit.

As loan repayments come back in to our Big Win revolving fund they will help pay for future projects.

Big Win contributions from 1/1/2018 onwards

See the honour roll on the main Big Win Projects page for earlier donations to the Big Win projects.

We have already funded solar installations for two Uralla rental properties and a community generator project with Enova. The progress thermometer above shows how much we have remaining for future landlord-tenant scheme loans, and we plan to do more as soon as the ZNET Uralla team complete their free home energy assessments of other local rented premises. Please chip in so we can expand this breakthrough landlord-tenant scheme!