Time ticks for solar
Australia has experienced a huge take-up in domestic solar over the past decade, supported by subsidies and incentives.
While this has made converting to renewable energy affordable, many home renovators and builders don’t realise the clock is ticking on the continuation of these rebates.
Adelaide’s Sharpe Energy-Hub has been involved with South Australia’s rooftop revolution since it began. Its team of consultants has developed strategies so solar customers get the best-tailored system delivered within their budget.
“We are helping our clients prepare for the day when subsidies end,” says Scott White, Sharpe Energy-Hub’s Renewables/Storage Manager.
Make no mistake, the window is closing and there will never be a better time than now to take advantage of the subsidy situation.
Momentum for change started back in October 2018 when the main players operating Australia’s energy market met and announced solar incentives should end.
With around six solar panels being installed every minute in Australia, the Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Market Operator, Ms. Audrey Zibelman, said financial incentives weren’t needed.
Feed-in tariffs have already been reduced but the market operators want the major rebates abolished.
Tariff reductions have been counter-acted by the latest solar systems costing less and providing better performance.
“An example of current solar efficiency is that we recently replaced 32 old solar panels with just five that produce the same power,” says Sharpe Energy-Hub’s Mr. White.
New monitoring technology means households can configure their major appliances to use the solar produced before it goes into the grid.
Battery storage is the ultimate way to control domestic energy, especially if there is a large family demand after dark.
“A lot of our system upgrades are about households getting ready for battery storage,” says Mr. White.
Talk to Sharpe Energy-Hub today about how you can get your solar in place before the incentives run out.