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Solar industry celebrates grid parity

The Photovoltaic Association says the drop in cost of producing power from solar panels has made solar power competitive with coal-generated grid power. Solar power generated by photovoltaic cells on Australian rooftops has become so cheap and efficient that they now produce electricity for the same price that is charged by the electricity grid. Australia […]

Change to Victorian Feed-In Tarriff – What about W.A.?

The Victorian government have just released information confirming a new $0.25 Net Feed in Tarriff which will carry forward on at the cessation of the existing 100 megawatt cap which will be reached shortly. This is some positive news despite not being at the level the industry was lobbying for at $0.30 per kWhr. To […]

Solar will force coal and nuclear out of the energy business

A solar energy revolution is brewing that will put the coal and nuclear industries out of business. Solar is already reaching price parity with coal in many parts of Australia. In contrast to coal and nuclear, solar is fully sustainable and safe. Solar is now an established industry that is growing very rapidly. The CO₂ […]

American study shows that solar power does increase the value of your home

August 12th, 2011 · 12:39 pm @ admin  –  No Comments It stands to reason that adding an asset which cuts your electricity bills–solar panels–will bump up a home’s value. Now an economic study attaches numbers to solar panels’ real-estate value. The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) recently released an analysis that found solar panels add between 3-4 […]

Residential feed-in tariff scheme suspended after reaching its quota

Peter Collier Minister for Energy; Training and Workforce Development; Indigenous Affairs Mon 01 August, 2011 A State Government scheme designed to help residents recover the purchase cost of their renewable energy system has been suspended after reaching its quota. Energy Minister Peter Collier said the scheme’s popularity had led to the installation quota being reached […]

Suspension of Nett Feed in Tariff Scheme

Suspension of scheme The Western Australian residential net feed-in tariff scheme has now reached its quota and was suspended on 1 August 2011. How will the suspension of the scheme affect you? Applications already received or postmarked before 1 August will be accepted. The State Government intends to accept applications from customers who can demonstrate […]

Welcome support for emerging renewables

8 August 2011 Australia’s transition to a clean economy received a significant boost with the opening of the Federal Government ‘s $126 million Emerging Renewables program. The program was launched by Minister for Resources and Energy Martin Ferguson at the Australian Solar Institute earlier today. “I would like to congratulate Mr Ferguson and the Gillard […]

Barnett says tax will slug WA households

PERTH, July 13 AAP July 13 2011, 1:52PM West Australian households will be slugged an extra $115 a year on their electricity bills because of the federal government’s carbon tax, Premier Colin Barnett says. The tax will cost energy supplier Verve about $250 million a year and that will mean average household power bills will […]

The federal government will set up a $10 billion fund to invest in clean and renewable energy as part of its carbon pricing package

July 12th, 2011 · The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will be run by an independent but government-appointed chair and a board comprising experts in banking, investment management and renewable energy. It will invest $10 billion over five years from 2013/14 in businesses seeking funds to get innovative renewable and clean energy proposals up and […]

Federal Government, Greens set up $3.2b renewable energy fund

AN INDEPENDENT authority has been established to manage $3.2 billion of renewable energy funding. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will disperse funds as it sees fit in order to best support renewable energy research, development, commercialisation and demonstration, Australian Greens deputy leader Christine Milne said today. “It has been obvious for years that renewable […]

Some Happy Customers

I contacted EnergyPak to inspect my installation,  my system was installed by another company but I felt it was not productive as per information supplied.  He took his time and carefully considered all aspects, relating information to me as … read more

Doris Keeble, Padbury

When the system was installed the team that completed the job was thorough and very professional. I cannot speak highly enough of the service that Energypak provided and I am happy to recommend them.

Vaughan & Shirley Patrick