Read Neil Barrett’s column in The Midland Express (week 5, 4/8/2014) on the environmental performance of the Trina solar panels used on the MASH+ project, the falling price of solar, and how retailers are making unfair profits from the excess solar power generated by householders. Here’s an extract:
“When most of us export excess solar power at only eight cents per kWh, it goes to our closest neighbours who have to buy it at 29 cents or so.
“Is that fair? Not on your nellie”, says Neil Barrett of The Hub Foundation.
“The main beneficiaries of course are the retailers. If you are disturbed by this and other solar issues, you can Google and join Solar Citizens which is advocating on behalf of solar owners throughout Australia.”