QLD Fixed Solar Feed-in Tariff Plan Scrapped

Solar households throughout Queensland can relax as the Newman Government scraps plans to slug homes with fixed tariff fees.

The Courier Mail last week unveiled a report ordered by the Queensland Government recommending fixed fees for solar powered households.

The article prompted a massive reaction online with thousands of Courier Mail readers commenting on and condemning the proposal.

Late last week, Energy Minister Mark McArdle said there will be no fixed charge of any sort on people using solar.

While Mr McArdle has ruled out this fixed tariff, all households may soon face new tariffs exchanging higher prices for a lower kilowatt consumption cost.

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I took an interest in the Australian energy sector close to ten years ago and since then have monitored the trends, technologies and direction of the Australian Energy Market. I was drawn to the Australian solar market in 2008 and since then have worked heavily in the field. I am partnered with national and international solar energy companies, from manufacturers of solar panel and inverter technology, online software developers that introduce tools to quote, monitor and manage solar power systems and media organisations who like myself, closely monitor the solar and renewable energy sector.

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