"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Solar Rebate to be Phased Out!

Federal Government Solar panel rebates will be phased out next year in Australia which should put something of a  a dampener on the whole ridiculous scheme.

From July 1 next year, the solar credits scheme will be scaled back - reducing average rebates to households installing a 1.5 kilowatt system in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth or Adelaide from $6200 to $5000. But the move, announced by the Climate Change Minister in Melbourne, is expected to save householders about $12 next year by lowering the amount of high-cost power that electricity retailers are required to buy under the government's renewable energy target.

 Opposition environment spokesman Greg Hunt said the government had admitted that another of its environment programs was in trouble. Mr Hunt said Mr Combet should have made the announcement at a major solar industry conference in Canberra rather than in Melbourne. "This confirmation of solar chaos demonstrates again a pattern of environmental disaster under Labor. First the solar bubble that burst, then pink batts, then green loans, then the citizens' assembly," Mr Hunt said.

With skyrocketing electricity costs the government has to be seen to be doing something but this concession will only make a tiny difference to the average user's bill. I don't think this move will do much to reduce anger over power cost increases.
The whole solar panel scheme is a ticking time bomb which is getting bigger with every installation and will penalise consumers for decades.

1 comment:

  1. When it starts putting your electricity and heating bill up and up even the sheeple start to notice.
    Both in Europe and the, (smarter), clowns partying in Cancun are realising this, the game is up.