Sunday, December 28, 2008

Household solar power

Not only is the City installing solar panels in public places, but many energy conscious residents are installing panels like these at their homes. These panels are installed in the backyard of a friend's house.

A set of panels like these generate about 2500 kWh of electricity in a year. Surplus power is fed into the electricity grid and generous rebates are paid; currently 44 cents per kilowatt hour.

The Federal Government is currently encouraging people to install systems like this by offering a rebate of up to $8,000. A six panel, one kWh system can be installed for about $4,000 (after the rebate).

10 comments:

Centrumatv said...

Nice blog :)

Scanline__ Konsultan Arsitektur said...

I love house with solar power system... Go to green architecture....

Sabiq said...

nice blog.. :D
nice too meet you.. :D

Rachete said...

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KESEDERHANAAN said...

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jill said...

Gordon, I just saw you listed as a 'Blog of Note' on Google!

Tash said...

Interesting info on solar energy. We here in So Cal could surely be doing more, but as long as electricity is still so cheep (we pay about $50 per month), it'll take a while to go solar. I have a friend at work that installed it last year & he heats a pool with it too - I'll have to ask him when his break-even point is.
I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.
PS - it's fun to see a blog I know & like on the Blogs of Note - congrats.

BOoMToWn RaTs said...

COoL...i must have it :)

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adelaideunitedforever said...

awesome story... i know a friend who now is getting paid by her electricity provider... i didnt believe her till she showed me her bill which is in credit. She got hers done through solar shop aust and now i am getting my house done through them as well. a company i would recommend.