One solution to rising energy costs and solar

One of our main problems is the government bean counters don’t seem to understand that by being hellbent on giving a fiscal pay point to consumers for power they generate from solar power and other renewable sources, they limit the ability for the consumer actually save money. 

The feed in tariff for each state is purely based on a monetary payment for power feed to the grid; this power is then resold by a retailer at a much higher margin, leaving the consumer ultimately still paying higher energy bills. 

If the feed in was based on excess kilowatt hours produced being credited to the customers account, this could then be used to offset their account based on their cost of purchasing power from the grid (if you want a pun, “giving power to the people”).

The customer will be rewarded for making themselves more energy efficient and removes the possibility of enterprise profiting from government feed in tariffs. 

Dean Wallace,

managing director, 

GV Solar Power Colbinabbin


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