You Can Now Trade Your Excess Solar Energy for Slabs of VB


Victoria Bitter, lovingly known as our mate VB, has just started a program that lets Australians swap their excess solar energy, for beer. 

“The Solar Exchange program is an ongoing program in partnership with Diamond Energy and Power Ledger,” says GM of Marketing at CUB Brian Phan.

“It’s not a one-off exchange – for those signed up to the program, all of the excess solar energy they generate over the next 12 months will be exchanged for VB.”

Basically, rather than selling your extra power bill credit back to the grid, you can use those credits to buy yourself some icy cold brews under the VB Solar Exchange initiative.

Under the VB Solar Exchange Initiative, they’re offering a slab of beer for every $30 worth of energy credits you rack up and even better, they’ll be delivered straight to your door. 

“We’re launching this program to thank hard working Australians for their own sustainability efforts by offering them an alternative use for their feed-in credits, so we’re going to be guided by them as to where this program takes us,” says Phan. 

To be eligible, you have a few requirements to meet. First, you’ll need to already have solar panels and be connected to the grid as a residential customer in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia or Victoria. 

You’ll also need to switch over to VB’s chosen energy company; Diamond Energy. And you’ll need to be over 18 years of age, to properly enjoy the perks of your solar swapping, obviously. 

If you tick all these boxes, you can register here. 

“There are only 500 spots available in the program, so I’d recommend getting in quick!” Phan urges, remind us that this offer is time-sensitive. 

Only handing out a maximum of 30 slabs per person each year, there’ll be debit cards sent out to cover the remaining credits, you’d want to sign up soon.

Once you’re in, you’ll earn yourself a VB for every $1.25 of credit, and a slab once you’ve generated enough for 24 beers.

Start saving energy and you’ll accumulate beer, who knew?

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