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Newcastle's Going Solar
NSW Solar Gross Feed In Tariff
Over 550kW (1/2 a Megawatt) of installed Renewable Energy Capacity.
An enormously successful project in the community, we have been able to provide supporters in the Newcastle/Hunter area with affordable Solar Photovoltaic systems for their home. Our project effectively halved the end price for a 1kW system for people in the Hunter, and has resulted in a significant increase in the installed capacity of distributed renewable energy. As of April '09 CAN's project is equivalent to approximately 10% of total grid-connected Solar PV installations in NSW under the Federal Government's Solar Homes & Communities Plan. Given that this project has been designed & implemented by entirely volunteer efforts, it is a credit to Climate Action Newcastle.
Sydney Energy Cooperative
Sydney Energy were our successful Round 1 & 3 suppliers. If you wish to participate in the Newcastle's Going Solar forums follow this link - http://www.energycoop.com.au/content/forum
General Solar Information & Useful Links
- Solar PV Systems Explained (pdf document) - http://www.bcse.org.au/docs/STA/Standards/Solar%20Electricity%20from%20the%20sun.pdf
- Frequently asked Questions (Clean Energy Council website) - http://cleanenergycouncil.org.au/faqs/solarpvrp.php
- Federal Government Rebate Information - http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/renewable/pv/index.html
IN THE NEWS
NBN TV News Story - Newcastle's Going Solar - 24.02.09 - http://www.nbntv.com.au/index.php/2009/02/24/together-today-the-solar-wa...
The Star Article - Hunter's Clean Electricity 11.03.09 http://newcastle.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/hunters-clean-electricity/1454140.aspx
|Herald article 7.2.09..pdf||110.54 KB|
|Herald article - first install 8.12.08.pdf||523.24 KB|
|Herald article about CAN 8.12.08.pdf||604.75 KB|
|Herald editorial - 7.2.09.pdf||56.91 KB|