MONDAY 02 JULY, 2012 |
Queensland Solar Incentive Countdown - 7 Days To Go
Solar provider Energy Matters
experienced a massive weekend as Queensland households
continue the race to secure a solar power system before the state's feed in tariff is cut.
While Queensland is Australia's stronghold for residential rooftop solar panel
arrays and boasts over 180,000 installations, it seems there are still plenty of households
in the state wanting to slash
their power bills and accelerate payback time by buying a solar power system
Energy Matters' team was kept busy on Saturday and Sunday after extending its
trading hours and the company will continue to help Queensland households beat
Premier Newman's renewables razor gang with longer trading hours all this week.
Energy Matters' 1300 727 151 solar hotline will be open from 8am - 7pm Monday to Friday and
10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Outside those times and even during, customers can also secure a system using
Energy Matters solar quotes
Queensland households leaving it until the last minute to buy a system may be
disappointed. Unsubstantiated rumours of the government deadline being brought forward
aside, in addition to a deposit on a system needing to be made before midnight
July 9, feed in tariff applications must also be completed and submitted to the
customers' electricity distributor by this
Energy Matters has brought in additional resources to help customers
complete documentation and to expedite the submission of applications, but urges
those interested in acquiring a system to act now as the company expects even
more activity as the deadline draws closer.
Those who put the decision off may be putting a huge amount at stake - up to
$20,000 in financial benefits over the life of a solar power system could be
lost as Queensland's feed in tariff incentive will be slashed
from the current
44c per kilowatt hour to just 8c + 6-8c for applications lodged after July 9.
Energy Matters is currently offering generous discounts on
, including a 3.185kW system that can generate electricity bill
savings of up $1,740 a year and a 4.9kW package that can wipe out many
households' electricity bills altogether.
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