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Important information: Solar credits multiplier

The solar credits multiplier for small-scale solar pane, wind, and hydro systems is reducing from three to two for eligible systems installed between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013. In order to be eligible for the current solar credit multiplier of three (3), the small generation units must be completely installed on or before [...]

SUSPENSION OF THE NET FEED-IN TARIFF IN WA

As of 8am on the 1st August 2011, the West Australian Government announced the residential net feed-in tariff scheme would be suspended until further notice. WHAT DOES THIS MEEN TO YOU? If you have a solar system installed and are currently receiving either the 27c or 47c net feed-in tariff then this new change will [...]

Net Feed-in Tariff Changes

Net Feed-in Tariff Changes The Western Australian Government has announced changes to the residential net feed-in tariff scheme following a review by the Office of Energy. A new rate of 20 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) will apply to all applications received from 1 July 2011. As with the original scheme, system owners will receive [...]

Solar credits reduced

The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, announced today that the Solar Credits multiplier will be reduced from 5 to 3 from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012.  The reduction is a result of the impact of the higher than expected growth in solar panel installations and the flow-on cost to [...]

Changes to RECs

The changes by the Government to the way our RECs will be handle will take place on the first of Januay 2011. The word "REC" will no longer be in use, it will be divided into two registries LGC (large scale generation certificates) and STC (small scale technology certificates). There will now be two options for obtaining [...]

Feed-in tariff scheme provides incentive

Householders will soon be given greater incentive to embrace cleaner energy while also reducing the cost of their electricity bill. Energy Minister Peter Collier has announced State Budget funding of $23million to introduce a residential net feed-in tariff scheme, providing a subsidy to householders with new and existing photovoltaic, wind and micro-hydro systems. Read more