Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Solar Rooftops

From the latest Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) bulletin:

Take action: 1,000,000 solar rooftops in 15 years!

ACF wants to see a million solar rooftops within fifteen years. To do this at least 1000 Australian households need to install solar panels every week. An excellent way to achieve this would be if households get paid for all the electricity their solar panels generate. Send an e-mail to Environment Minister Peter Garrett now, asking for the introduction of an effective national solar feed-in tariff by July 2009.

This sounds like a great opportunity to lobby for solar subsidy.

love and light


Cathode said...

I dont know about your state, but as far as I am aware, you get paid back from Synergy/western power for feeding back into the energy system ...
Nevertheless, an excellent idea.
My husnabd and I are hoping to do this on our next home.

TheCrone said...

Yep, but even better, they are starting to switch to gross feed in tariffs rather than nett! This means you get credited for what you produce before you consume!

Anonymous said...

Hey NW, the link didn't work for me? Brilliant way to post to our pollies, this is much needed!


naturewitch said...

Hi Molly, here's the uRL:


Maybe you could cut and paste into your browser. xx

flmom said...

Wow - that's quite a goal! I wish the U.S. would step up their efforts.