We are all about commercial solar and smart energy, but we care about the whole market and want to share this. With the residential solar bonus scheme ending this year many people in New South Wales are wondering what their options are. Here's an excerpt:
On December 31 2016, recipients of NSW Solar Bonus Scheme will cease to receive bill credits for their exported solar energy. The Solar Bonus Scheme (which closed to new applications in 2011) offered 60c per kilowatt-hour or 20c/kWh, depending on the signup date. Once the scheme ends, these rates will drop significantly (to as low as low as zero), depending on your electricity retailer and the plan.
Now, as these state-sponsored rates come to a close, the 150,000-odd NSW solar homes receiving them are looking to make the transition as painless as possible. If you live in one of these homes, what are your options? In this article, we break them down for you.