11 Jul '18, 10am

ACCC suggestion for premature end of solar support criticised by CEC

ACCC suggestion for premature end of solar support criticised by CEC

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said rooftop solar is one of the few direct ways that households and businesses are able to reduce their power bills. “The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) provides modest support – which continues to reduce every year – which has encouraged the installation of rooftop solar power on almost two million homes” Mr Thornton said. “Something the ACCC has not considered is that the solar industry is regulated through an accreditation scheme that is linked to SRES through legislation. The accreditation scheme has been instrumental at maintaining high safety and quality standards during a decade of massive growth. Virtually every part of our power bill has gone up this decade, but technologies like solar power, solar hot water and energy efficiency are some of the few things that are actively making a difference in cutt...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/pv_solar/accc-sug...

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