Rule out restrictions on rooftop solar - Solar Citizens

Rule out restrictions on rooftop solar

Solar Citizens has called on the Turnbull Government to ensure that rooftop solar will not be curtailed.

“Households and small businesses across Australia need a guarantee from the Turnbull Government that they will be able to install solar to take back control of their power bills and generate clean energy,” said Shani Tager, Senior Campaigner at Solar Citizens.

“Today’s reports that rooftop solar would have to be slowed down to stay below the targeted 24% wind and solar in the National Energy Guarantee are very concerning.

“The Renewable Energy Target has supported 1.7 million Australian households and small businesses to go solar and that support needs to continue.

“Rooftop solar is the only guaranteed way to lower your power bills and we need solar on more roofs, not backwards steps like these.

“The NEG is worse than business as usual, moves like this will slam the breaks on renewable investment and lock Australian households out of the benefits of clean energy.

“Solar benefits the whole community by delivering cheap, clean energy that puts downward pressure on power prices for everyone,” said Ms Tager.

A report released this week by Solar Citizens showed that in one year NSW rooftop solar cut wholesale power prices by $2.2-$3.3 billion, saving all energy consumers money.

For media inquiries: Shani Tager, 0432 050 809