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Aussies want supersized solar, poll shows

3rd Jul 2012

It is often said that size doesn't matter, but when it comes to solar power projects, Australians seem to think the bigger, the better!

A survey carried out during the first half of the year by campaign group 100% Renewable shows that 94 per cent are in support of big solar power systems being built across Australia.

A further 95 per cent want to see governments putting more investment in large-scale solar, but many of them were aware that the private sector would be footing much of the bill.

This isn't to say that efforts aren't already been made to install big solar already - 33 per cent said they didn't know that such projects were underway in other parts of the world.

Many people identified that solar energy has the potential to save them money, which is something pretty much all of us are concerned about at the moment!

One respondent, James from Cairns, said: "Electricity costs will always go up as long as they are tied to fossil fuels. Solar 'fuel' is free and always will be."

With this mentality, it might not only be large-scale systems that start cropping up across Australia - as people start to realise how their own bills can benefit, home solar panels may also become more popular.

Posted by Mike Peacock


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