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Don't jump solar ships, warns CEC

18th Jul 2012

As the Queensland feed-in tariff for solar power drew to a close, people throughout the state were keen to make sure they took advantage of the maximum rebate for their energy.

With the incentive being slashed from 44 cents per kilowatt hour to just eight, it wasn't difficult to see why.

However, the Clean Energy Council (CEC) is now warning consumers against turning their backs on the company they made their application with, despite the enticing deals they may find themselves facing.

Policy manager at the CEC Darren Gladman said that there are all sorts of hurdles that may need to be overcome, which some people might not have factored into their plans.

In a statement to the AAP, he said: "Depending on the circumstances, customers who switch suppliers may need to submit a new application to their distributor.

"This may cause delays, and submitting a new application may mean some customers will find themselves at the end of the queue."

People also run the risk of missing out on the higher tariff if they jump ships at such a late stage, rendering the whole exercise pointless.

It might be worth carrying out some extensive research if you want to switch supplier - just be aware that there could be consequences!

Posted by Bob Dawson


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