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Good News For NSW Residents

Date: 18-Jan-10

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The NSW Government has announced that as of 1 January 2010, all energy produced by household solar panels will be paid at 60c/kWh. This is called a 'feed-in tarif'.

The NSW tariff pays for ALL solar energy produced in your home, not just the part that you don't use which is why it's known as a 'gross' scheme. Bringing in this type of tariff, means an average household with solar panels will be paid around $1496 a year for the energy it produces. This means that households can pay off their investment in solar panels in around eight years. Combining this with a federal government green loan, makes the solar panel investment even easier.

Given the anticipated increases in electricity prices over the next few years, installing solar panels is a decision that could make economic sense as well as environmental sense.

For further details, go to the NSW government Solar Bonus Scheme.

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