Gascoyne residents are being encouraged to take up an offer of an additional rebate when they install solar power technology.

Both Federal and State governments offer cash rebates to householders that install photovoltaic systems that feed excess energy back in to the power grid.

The Gascoyne Development Commission is now offering a further 15 per cent discount on the capital costs of installing solar technology.

The commission’s Toni Hibbert says people can save thousands of dollars with all three rebates combined.

“In the capital costs with renewable energy rebates and solar credits you are probably looking at a reduction of almost 50 per cent of what your capital cost would be,” Hibbert said.

“And then you’re obviously going to get the reward of the rebate once you are connected.”

Source: ABC News.