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ACT announces improved Feed In Tariff

The ACT Feed In Tariff has been improved. Hooray.

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Solar Installer Reviews now live

Solar Installer Reviews now Live on SolarQuotes.com.au

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German magazine tests 10 solar panels

Solar Panel test

German solar panel test has surprising results…

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Is Global Warming a Hoax and Solar Power a waste of time?

Most of my websites are all about energy efficiency and also using technologies like solar power to get your electricity bills down. Of course, a huge motivation to do this is that many people believe that CO2 emissions damage the environment though global warming. Other people are motivated financially. Others just like the thought of […]

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How to build a giant Solar Powered Oven

Follow these eight steps to making sure your house gets as hot as possible in summer: powered by nothing other than the sun! (Why not? It’s how most Australian Builders design houses)

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NSW Solar Bonus Scheme

As the fireworks erupted from Sydney Harbour Bridge at 12:01am January 1 2010, the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme opened for business. It means that NSW solar panel owners will be able to collect 60c for every kWh produced for at least the next 7 years. It will be available to panel buyers until all the […]

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Huge Subsidies (and waiting lists) for Solar Hot Water in QLD

The Queensland Solar Hot Water program is delivering and installing $500 systems for eligible Queenslanders and $100 for pensioners. But as you might expect, there is the mother of all waiting lists. To date more than 850 customers have been allocated to suppliers to conduct inspections and install new systems. By the end of this […]

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NSW Feed In Tariff Surprise: It’s Gross (in a good way!)

Yesterday the NSW Government surprised renewable energy fans by switching the new feed in tariff from a net to a gross tariff. This means that owners of solar systems in NSW will now get 60c per kwh for all the electricity they generate. Previously you were only going to get paid for the power exported […]

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Solar Panel Scheme : terminated and to cost taxpayers $440 million

Since 2000, the the Solar Homes and Communities Plan started out as the Photovoltaic Rebate Program offering $4,000. The program was changed in 2007 and was receiving by then an average 153 applications per week. As part of the Rudd Government’s election commitments, the program was allocated $150 million to provide increased rebates of up […]

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Pollies Agree on Something Shock! Solar Credits almost ready to go…

“Solar Credits” is the name given to the Australian government’s latest solar subsidy for homeowners, businesses and community groups. It was passed into law on 20th August 2009. Now we are just waiting for the process by which solar buyers can actually apply and receive the solar rebate to be finalised. This has been promised […]

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