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Solar Citizens shake it up

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Solar Citizens hit the ground running in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide as they established State Teams that will stand up for a fair deal for solar power in Australia.

Meetings in the four cities were abuzz as talented and passionate people joined forces to make sure that solar owners get a fair deal and that all Australians will get the benefits of solar power.

More commitments for no additional fees or tariffs - this time from NSW

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Above: The Solar Citizens team with Minister Roberts and Stokes.

Last week, Solar Citizens met with New South Wales Energy Minister Anthony Roberts and Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy, Rob Stokes.

This was one meeting in a series we have lined up with state energy ministers to handover the "Don't Tax the Sun" petition and get commitments not to slug solar homes with extra fees or charges.

FAQs on the Renewable Energy Target

Need more information on the renewable energy target, solar and how it all works? You've come to the right place!

QLD Feed-in Tariff slash, March 2013

Background information for Queensland members of the public

No fees or taxes, they promised.

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Above: The Solar Citizens team with Mr Koustantonis's advisor

Last week, Solar Citizens met the current South Australian Energy Minister, Tom Koustantonis’ office, and the Shadow Minister for Energy, Martin Hamilton-Smith. We also heard from Mark Parnell, Parliamentary Leader of the SA Greens. 

The Solar Revolution Briefers #2: Electorates

The Solar Revolution briefers highlight the uptake of solar across the country, by State, Territory and Electorate as of December 2013. Here you can find the uptake of solar in your Electorate!

Please note: if you're looking for solar briefer #1, produced in July of 2013, please go here. And if you're looking for the State or Territory data for the Solar Revolution Briefers #2, please go here.

The Solar Revolution Briefers #2: States

The Solar Revolution briefers highlight the uptake of solar across the country, by State, Territory and Electorate as of December 2013. Here you can find the uptake of solar in your State or Territory!

Please note: if you're looking for solar briefer #1, produced in July of 2013, please go here. And if you're looking for the Electorate data for the Solar Revolution Briefers #2, please go here.

Solar Citizens Go to Canberra: The results

Parliament Pass

On Monday, 2 December, a group of 21 solar advocates traveled to Canberra to tell politicians: Australians support solar power and we won't stand for any tax on the sun! In total, we had meetings with 36 politicians or their advisers. Here's how it went.

Need more information on the tax on the sun?

Here are some common questions about the tax on the sun.

Don't tax the sun

“Solar-powered households face higher fees to use grid” read the headline in The Australian. “Australia’s one million households with rooftop solar photovoltaic panels face the prospect of higher charges to use the poles and wires that distribute electricity” it went on.