We've written to Premier Campbell Newman and the leaders of all the major parties to ask them where they stand on five major issues facing solar.
Here are the questions we put to them:
1. A FAIR PRICE FOR SOLAR FED INTO THE GRID
Does your party commit to setting a regulated minimum feed-in tariff, set at a fair level for consumers who generate power and feed it back into our state’s energy supply?
2. NO DISCRIMINATORY SOLAR FEES
Does your party guarantee no unfair fixed charges for solar homes and to roll back the ridiculous $500-a-day service charge that discriminates against solar users?
3. TRIAL SOLAR STORAGE - THE WAY OF THE FUTURE
Does your party commit to launching a trial of solar plus storage - the next big thing - in 1000 Queensland homes to test innovation of technology and business models that will allow solar to run day and night and help maintain our state’s energy supply?
4. ONE MILLION SOLAR ROOFTOPS
Will your party commit to setting a target for achieving one million Queensland rooftops (including for low income earners, schools and public buildings) to have solar power installed by end of the next term of government?
5. STAND UP FOR QLD SOLAR JOBS – PROTECT THE RET
Will your party declare full support for the national Renewable Energy Target, that supports thousands of Queensland solar jobs, helps with the price of installation and lowers the wholesale price of power for all consumers, and will your party pledge to call on the Federal Government to expand the RET to at least 50% by 2030?
If you want to know what they say - make your pledge today to Vote 1 Sun on Saturday, January 31, 2015!
Just fill in the simple online form here and we will send you the responses from the major parties.