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Incentives

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6 August 2016
Category:  Incentives

At the end of this year the Solar Bonus Scheme (SBS) will come to an end, which means the regulated feed-in tariff (FiT) of 60 cents per kWh will be replaced by voluntary tariffs that may or may not be offered to you by your energy retailer.

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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.

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23 March 2012
Category:  Incentives

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has finally published its recommendations for a 'fair and reasonable' feed-in tariff for NSW.

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.

5 October 2011
Categories:  Electricity, Incentives

In NSW, customers who have missed out on the earlier Solar Bonus Scheme will be best using a net meter.

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.

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

5 October 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

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

16 September 2010
Rainbow Power Company supports the 60¢ NSW Solar Bonus Scheme
Categories:  Government, Incentives

Rainbow Power Company supports the 60¢ NSW Solar Bonus Scheme

Read all about the reasons and send us your support:
Despite the increasing awareness worldwide of the seriousness of the climate change issue and despite ever increasing action being taken to address climate change, greenhouse gases are still increasing at an exponential rate. We believe therefore that all initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions remain as relevant as ever, including the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme. The first objective of section 15A of the Electricity Supply Act “to encourage and support persons who want to generate renewable energy as a response to climate change” is thus as relevant as ever.

Read more

26 August 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

Everything you want to know about the Solar Bonus Scheme. A summary of the official article published by the NSW government.

26 August 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

The review will impact only on new entrants to the Scheme which means if changes are required they will not be applied retrospectively to customers who have already joined the Scheme.

Lindisrarne school with solar array

23 July 2010
Category:  Incentives

The National Solar Schools Program (NSSP) was helping Australian schools take practical action to tackle climate change. The program is now closed.

22 July 2010
Category:  Incentives

With low PV prices & moderate priced RECs, buying extra panels for your new stand alone power system makes a lot of sense!

16 July 2010
Categories:  Government, Incentives

The Green Loans Program claims to be of particular benefit to low-income households.


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.