It's time for Queensland to embrace renewable energy innovation, fast-tracking development of new export and manufacturing industries that will boost regional economies. Already, we’ve seen large-scale projects create thousands of construction jobs and direct millions worth of investment to Queensland’s regions.
Last year, Solar Citizens ‘Renewable Energy Across the Regions’ report showed just how much jobs and investment were happening in renewables in regional Queensland . In 2018, renewables project amounting to more than 1000MW were built in Queensland, creating over 2000 construction jobs.
After previous attempts to slap solar households with unfair charges or the “sun tax”, the AEMC has finally come up with a proposal that looks to the future rather than attempting to maintain the status quo. In a recently released review—“Integrating Distributed Energy Resources for the Grid of the Future”—the AEMC has acknowledged that there is a huge and valuable resource in the amount of rooftop solar DER that Australians have installed.
Meet Tom. His sheep graze under Neoen's Dubbo Solar Farm and he reckons the panels have made the land more productive, especially in the drought.
Solar panels and batteries have seen a surge in popularity over the last decade, as technology rapidly evolves and consumers demand for a clean energy future. With prices dropping and governments injecting financial incentives across Australia, rooftop solar is becoming more of an expectation rather than a luxury choice, and solar batteries aren’t far behind.
So, what’s changed? And why should you invest in a solar battery now?
So, you’re getting a solar battery. You’ve done a ton of research online, made a few calls and chosen a qualified and accredited electrician to install your system. But you’re still confused by the details around solar batteries and want to know more.
Here are six questions you should ask your installer to ensure you’re in the know about your new solar battery system.
Have you been thinking about installing solar batteries in your home?
We live in a time where smart, renewable energy technology is becoming increasingly accessible and affordable.
If you want to boost your energy efficiency and reduce your environmental footprint, there are a few things you should consider before you purchase your solar battery system.