Archive for March 2014 | Monthly archive page

2014-03-19_12-35-10

Solar energy helps drive down the electricity supply demand in Australia

Data shows that homeowners and businesses that embrace solar power are relying less on national energy grid Consumption of electricity from the country’s energy grid is being linked to an increase in solar installations at homes and businesses throughout Australia. Homeowners have become quite interested in solar powerbecause of its economic benefits. By installing solar panels […]

Solar group wants answer – The West Australian

The solar industry is urging Tony Abbott to say whether he supports the renewable energy target, warning 1200 jobs in the State are at risk if it is scrapped or downgraded. The Australian Solar Council has written to the Prime Minister urging him to commit to retaining the RET in its current form ahead of […]

2014-03-13_15-52-31

What is the future of the solar feed-in tariff in Queensland – ABC Queensland – Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

  If you have solar panels on your roof, there are changes coming that may affect you. If you are thinking of getting some, this will definitely factor into your decision making. From July, the State Government is removing the eight cent feed-in rate it currently pays. Unless you are on the locked-in 44 cent […]

2014-03-12_09-34-03

Solar power booms as cranky customers choose change

The proportion of Australians with solar panels more than doubled in the past three years, from 7.5 per cent in March 2011 to 16 per cent – more than 3 million people – by the end of 2013. South Australia had the highest number of homes with solar, 28 per cent, followed by 22 per […]

2014-03-06_11-48-34

Stop Newman’s Big Solar Slash Recruiting – Solar Citizens

Solar Citizens, a community voice for current and future solar owners, condemns the Newman Government’s decision to kill the 8 cent feed-in tariff, which will hurt the 40,000 families and jeapordise the growth of Queensland solar. Lindsay Soutar, National Director of Solar Citizens, says: “There are 40,000 homes that are about to lose the already […]