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(What folows is a column I wrote for my local newspaper - the Shepparton News - and was published soon after my system was commissioned)

In less than two weeks the new solar system on my Shepparton house has accumulated nearly $20 in credits with my electricity retailer.
Should that continue for the entire year, and it won’t be because of the reduced winter sunshine, it would amount to an annual saving of nearly $500.
That of course is simply for excess power generated by the system and does not account for the expected, and already obvious cuts in power costs associated with the running of our home.
Advice from GV Community Energy suggested the $6400 cost of the 5 kW system would be erased in four to five years. That already looks certain.
Interestingly, less than two weeks after the solar system was commissioned, the Turnbull Government announced a plan it claimed would ease Australia’s energy crisis, save power consumers $25 a year and play a key role in seeing the country meet its international carbon dioxide emissions.
Some commentators have greeted the plan with cautious enthusiasm suggesting it will get bipartisan support, ending, they argue, Australia’s energy policy paralysis, but the $25 a year savings, based on personal recent experience, is laughable.
Not only is the chest beating about the negligible savings a joke, so are claims that Australia will “meet and beat” (a favoured one-liner from Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg) its Paris agreements to hold average global temperature increases more than 2°C below pre-industrial levels.
Those who know and understand such things point out that even if all the more than 190 countries which have signed, meet their Paris agreements, we will be living in a world more than three degrees hotter than what it was in pre-industrial times.
So what do we do?
Reject any government, of any stripe that takes us deeper down the fossil fuels rabbit hole, ignoring renewable energy. Uranium, although technically not a fossil fuel, is classified as a non-renewable fuel and so it too should be avoided.
Embrace renewable energy in any way we can - just thee years ago the Shepparton-based group, Slap Tomorrow, brought University of New South Wales energy specialist, associate professor, Mark Diesendorf, to Mooroopna where he said Australia was well placed to depend entirely on renewable energy.
Use local knowledge - energy in any form is complex and renewable energy is not free of those complexities, but someone such as Geoff Lodge from GV Community Energy is well versed in how best to make the most of northern Victoria’s abundant sunshine.
Last Thursday was a partly cloudy day, with the occasional shower of rain, (the critics always ask, “What happens when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow?”) and yet my solar system generated in excess of 17 kW.
Batteries are improving, almost by the month, and soon most Shepparton home-owners will be able to store sufficient energy to see them through two or three days of when the sun is not shining and the wind not blowing.
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