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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by David L. Jones, Feb 26, 2010.

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  1. Mauried

    Mauried Guest

    Does this make sense to anyone.
    How does the $40 per MWH for rooftop solar installs relate to to the
    $6200 subsidy.
    How do solar hot water heaters produce electricity, to entitle them
    to the $1500 subsidy?
     
  2. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Never, but I'll give my impressions from the press release.
    From January 2011, if you install a 1.5Kw solar panel setup, you will
    get a $6,200 subsidy to install it and then for any electricty you
    produce from it and feed back into the grid, you will be paid $40 per
    megawatt hour.
    They reduce the demand for electricty (on sunny days).
     
  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    For a gas fired water heater?
    (most of the systems installed in Melbourne use a solar heater with
    instantaneous gas booster)

    MrT.
     
  4. Terryc

    Terryc Guest

    I understand that natural gas is a current darling as it doesn'tptoduce
    CO2, therefore assisting carbon reduction target.
     
  5. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Still rather irrelevant to the original claim "They reduce the demand for
    electricity". They do reduce CO2 emissions during use of course. And natural
    gas water heaters produce less CO2 than burning brown coal to create
    electricity. And instantaneous burners are more efficient than storage
    systems as well.

    MrT.
     
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Not to mention a 25W CFL hardly puts out the same light as a PAR38 flood
    lamp does. Simply use one of those solar powered LED lamps instead if light
    output is of NO consideration.

    MrT.
     
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