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Government

4 December 2012
Category:  Government

On November 16th, the Climate Change Minister Greg Combet announced that the solar credits scheme will stop at the beginning of next year.

Gold Bars

9 August 2012
Category:  Government

100,000 grid feed applications were lodged last month before QLD's Solar Bonus Scheme was reduced from 44 to 8¢ per kWh.

NSW logo, state and solar panel

2 August 2012
Categories:  Government, Incentives

Since 1. July 2012 Energy retailers are required to contribute to the cost of the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme. As a result, voluntary feed-in tariffs are now under review.

QLD government logo

26 June 2012
Category:  Government

From 10 July 2012 the Queensland Solar feed-in tariff will change from 44 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to 8 cents per kWh for all new customers.

nsw government logo

9 May 2012
Category:  Government

If your solar system or wind generator has been approved under the Solar Bonus Scheme it must be connected to the grid by 30/6/2012.

sketch of earth contained in water drop

28 February 2012
Categories:  Government, Renewable Energy

A micro-hydro system can produce sustainable power 24hrs a day, if you have a property that has a water course with a significant drop in height.

high voltage power lines sketch

2 February 2012
Categories:  Electricity, Government

The Australian Energy Market Commission predicting a 42% increase in NSW retail electricity prices by 2014 due to the electricity networks being unprepared for the soaring peak demands.

11 January 2012
Categories:  Electricity, Government, Solar Systems

South Australia's fire services have moved to correct a growing assumption about house fires at properties where solar power is installed.

25 November 2011
Categories:  Government, Incentives

Since the NSW Gov't came to power we have seen our industry decimated by indecision and a review that has ignored the broader benefits solar brings to our community.

26 July 2011
Categories:  Government, Renewable Energy

Head to the NSW Liberal government website and you will find a strap line reading: “After 100 days in office we’ve shown we’re a Government that delivers”.

25 July 2011
Categories:  Government, Incentives

SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) have an online petition urging the NSW Government to reinstate a fair feed-in-tariff.

21 May 2011
Category:  Government

The Premier, Barry O’Farrell, has been forced into negotiations with the minor parties holding the balance of power in the upper house after a backlash against planned changes to the solar bonus scheme, with anger growing among his backbench before a party room meeting on Tuesday.

30 March 2011
Categories:  Electricity, Government

SOARING NSW power bills are partly due to flawed government regulation that encourages massive over-investment in towers and wires and pays inflated returns to state-owned electricity transmission and distribution companies, a report has found.

9 November 2010
Possibly the most outrageous public policy decision in a generation.
Categories:  Government, Incentives

The NSW government has locked in a future with coal-fired electricity, flying in the face of its own policies.

Possibly the most outrageous public policy decision in a generation.
read the article here NSW’s long-term relationship with coal

9 November 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

John Grimes, CEO of AuSES, interviewed about Solar Crisis Rally on Sky Business News

9 November 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

we are speaking to as we lead up to this rally – and beyond as we continue to lobby for the return of balance, a fair feed-in tariff for rooftop solar generated power in NSW and solar policy stability nationwide.

9 November 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

Claims being made in the media state that 'Solar Power will result in large increases to power bills'. Read the Australian Photovoltaics Association (APVA) response.

3 November 2010
The full report of the bonus scheme review
Categories:  Government, Incentives

the full report for the Feed In Tariff, bonus scheme report can be found on our site here

2 November 2010
Changes to the NSW Feed in Tariff FAQ
Categories:  Government, Incentives

What has changed? * Is the tariff a gross or net tariff? * What is the difference between a ‘net’ and a ‘gross’ feed-in tariff and ‘net’ and ‘gross’ metering? * What if I have already purchased my system? * What is a legally binding agreement?

and much more:

The government article can be read here

28 October 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

his explanatory note relates to this Bill as introduced into Parliament. Overview of Bill The object of this Bill is to make the following changes with respect to the solar bonus scheme (being the scheme for the payment of electricity supplied to the network by small retail customers using complying generators):

28 October 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

People who order solar panels after midnight last night will receive only 20¢ a kilowatt hour for power generated, down from 60¢, throwing the solar industry into turmoil.
some articles can be found here

27 October 2010
Home Power Savings Program
Categories:  Government, Renewable Energy

Through the Home Power Savings Program, 220,000 eligible households will save up to 20% a year on their power use.

Read more here

6 October 2010
Categories:  Government, Solar Systems

A summary of funny and interesting findings by the Australian audit / inspection program

6 October 2010
Categories:  Government, Solar Systems

Consumers are advised to choose established solar installers using quality panels and inverters.

5 October 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

The government's definition of an 'existing customer'.

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We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.


QLD:
Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)


NSW:
Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Yamba, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Grafton via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

For larger system we also go up to Brisbane or down to Coffs Harbour and even Glen Innes. Other places by arrangement.