THURSDAY 28 JUNE, 2012 |
Energy Matters Helping Queensland Beat Solar Feed In Tariff Deadline
After the Queensland solar feed in tariff
bombshell was dropped earlier this week,
has swung into action;
offering additional assistance to households before the Newman Government's razor slices the incentive for new applications to the bone.
Energy Matters CEO Jeremy Rich says the company is throwing a huge amount of resources
into helping as many Queenslanders as possible secure a solar power system and submit
the all-important feed in tariff application before the cut.
"Energy Matters has been through all the boom and bust cycles in this industry. We expect and react quickly to the unexpected in terms of government policy
- just like this announcement was."
"Aside from our current Queensland solar
and payment plan options, we will be open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and trading Saturday and Sunday up until the
cut-off time. We're also bringing in additional resources to assist with
feed in tariff applications."
But Mr. Rich says households shouldn't wait until the last minute to buy a system.
"We’re hoping the Queensland Government sticks to the July 9 deadline; but even assuming
it does, people must act now as putting down a deposit on
a solar power system is only the first
step - there is also the feed in tariff application to deal with. While we'll be there every step of the way to help
complete and submit documentation, customers need to supply the necessary information
to us as quickly as possible."
For applicants missing the deadline, the solar feed in tariff incentive rate in Queensland will be dropping from 44c
to just 8c per kilowatt hour; plus a 6 - 8c retailer contribution.
At the far more
generous current rate, a 2.09kW solar power system installed in Brisbane can
generate savings of up to $1,140 a year according to Energy Matters; making
payback time very rapid and afterwards supplying what is essentially free
electricity. A larger 4.09kW solar panel system can often wipe out a household's
electricity bills altogether.
Queenslanders can secure a system by using Energy Matters' online solar
feature and then paying a deposit via the company's secure online
ordering system, or by calling the Energy Matters team on 1300 727 151.
Other news for Thursday 28 June, 2012
Return to main renewable energy news section
Other Energy Matters News Services