Solar feedback is making our grid cleaner

Solar electricity being fed back to the grid in South-East Queensland is now the 6th largest generator of power in the state, according to Giles Parkinson at http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/rooftop-solar-queensland-6th-largest-power-plant-020414 This electricity is now providing 11% of electricity provided by the grid in SE Qld, not including the solar electricity being used in solar owners’ own homes rather than being exported. This is an incredible growth rate for solar, and there are more than 3000 systems a month still being installed in SE Qld, despite the reduction in feedback tariffs. With another 13% boost to domestic power prices starting in July, home-owners have strong financial incentive to try and cut their bills. And of course, every KWh from solar power means less burning of fossil fuels.

solar panels general free pic

About EmpowerRepower

I’m a teacher, former teacher-librarian, ex-volunteer breastfeeding counsellor and mother-of-three living on the Sunshine Coast. I’m concerned about climate change, and feel that the necessary changes to prevent the worst outcomes will rely on action from all sectors of our economy. I’ll be trying to share, promote and encourage that action by finding positive examples in our local community.
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