Solar Rebates Going Down in 2019 Act Now to Lock in the Best Price Ever on Solar
At the end of every calendar year the value of your solar rebate goes down as they are phased out for the next 12 years. For the average 6 kW solar system that amounts to paying about $400 more if your new solar system is not installed before December 31st. 888 Solar Tek have secured extra installation teams in anticipation of the last minute rush to get solar installed before the end of the year, but it is best to act now to lock in your rebate at the 2017 price. How much is the rebate going to be in 2019? For a solar system with 6.6 kW of panels you will receive a discount of approximately $3,488 off the price of a new solar system. Can the Government change regulations to get rid of the rebate? Yes. The current Federal Government can kill off the solar rebate at any time, instead of phasing it out over the next 12 years as intended. With a Prime Minister who has a lump of coal as his pet rock, an Environment Minister that reckons clean coal is the best energy and an Energy Minister who has campaigned against wind farms and renewable energy, anything is possible. Does solar work while it is cloudy or raining? Yes. Photvoltaic Cells capture photons of light from any source and produce electricity whenever light is available. Most solar systems will produce about a third of their normal amount of electricity on an average rainy day. Solar Hot Water however, uses heat instead of light and needs boosting with electric elements when the weather is gray or during the winter. Is more energy used to make solar panels than they will ever produce in their lifetime? No. Research show that the energy used to produce, transport and install solar panels in Australia will be recovered after only two years of use. The average panel will last 30 years, so this gives us back 28 years of clean, free energy. Can I still use my solar power when there is a blackout? Yes, but only if you have batteries. Most solar systems are grid connected with an inverter and no batteries and these systems will shut down if there is a blackout. This protects electricity workers who are repairing the grid . If I go off grid do I still have to pay for the Network Supply charge? No. You can ask your electricity supplier to disconnect your service and you will no longer receive any bills.