The western part of the country is expected to see more solar energy developments as the Australian Solar Council supports WA solar targets. Government and citizen’s alike rally behind the said cause, offering support in their own ways to make solar power a must in the western part of the country.
Almost half a million residents of Western Australia are said to have reduced their power bills to up to 65% by switching to solar energy. This new initiative is expected to add more than 350,000 more to those figures in the next half a decade if things go according to plan.
An analysis conducted demonstrates how the existing Renewable Energy Target (RET) could be responsible for the delivery of more than 700 megawatts to large scale solar power projects in the west, which in turn would mean the generation of jobs for around 7,000 individuals as manpower to successfully maintain such initiatives.
Support has so far been favourable given the ideal location of the region as far as solar power is concerned thanks to its wider coverage of solar radiation. As such, electricity and hot water, as well as other utilities are expected to be covered by solar energy.
For a switch to renewable solar energy, a typical Australian homeowner or small-time entrepreneur would have to furnish 445 megawatts of generating capacity if the government decides to retain the current Renewable Energy Target. This is in line with reports that the federal government of Western Australia is planning to cut solar support due to several factors which remain under wraps. Some cite budget, while some say it is government pressure. Even so, many are disappointed by such news, claiming that the progress of the field could abruptly halt in the midst of such plan of action.
Solar energy remains at the forefront of renewable energy sources which aim to reduce the carbon footprint and harmful effects of traditional energy sources as far as the environment is concerned. The installation of solar panels and power grids allow its owners to derive energy from sunlight, which has effectively driven down power bills to up to 65% for most.
While large commercial establishments remain to be the biggest target market for such technology, the demand for residential installations has shot up through the years thanks to accessible and useful information about solar energy’s benefits.