Solar Must Only be Switched Off in Emergencies
19 June: Solar Must Only be Switched Off in Emergencies
Solar Citizens today congratulates the South Australian Government’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030, but has concerns that a rule change to allow rooftop solar curtailment could be exploited.
“It’s wonderful to see that both the South Australian Government and AEMO are working to enable the growth of rooftop solar,” said Stephanie Gray, Campaigner at Solar Citizens.
“But we need to ensure that rooftop solar curtailment is a last resort that only occurs in emergency situations.
“Households across the country have made the solar switch to slash their electricity bills and do their bit for the environment. They should not be unfairly penalised for making an investment that provides cheap electricity to the grid.
“It’s vital that the State Government and network continue to explore and implement other options, such as battery storage and demand response, to overcome grid issues.”
Media contact: Stephanie 0425543006