TITLE

'Incentives' effective in boosting rooftop solar?

PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Ecos;Jun/Jul2008, Issue 143, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the impact of providing incentives to households in boosting rooftop solar cell initiative of the government in Queensland. Due to the success of the provision of initiatives to households in Australia, the Queensland government is also planning to introduce the same scheme wherein households and businesses will be paid a premium rate for any excess power generated. Brad Shone of the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), urges state governments to follow leaders of other states by paying the total output of rooftop solar systems not just the excess.
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33132136

 

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