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The Clean Energy Council has just released its 2012 Renewable Energy in Victoria report, giving a summary of the states electricity generated from solar panels and other renewable energy sources.
Victoria’s solar panel capacity is on the increase, mainly due to the uptake of residential solar power. This uptake is due to the rising costs of electricity – and with more price rises to come; solar installations in Victoria will continue to increase. Although commercial solar installations played a big part in this increase last year it is calculated that due to the low cost of solar panels the commercial sector will continue to take advantage of the low cost and continue to install solar panels.
Wind power has also seen considerable increases with the 11 commercial wind farms in Victoria generating enough electricity to power over 230,000 average homes in Australia. The report also shows that Victoria’s renewable energy capacity has increased threefold since 2000.
Australia’s largest privately-owned rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar system will be built at Port Melbourne’s data centre. NEXTDC Limited has made another extraordinary move for the Australian data centre industry by making the decision to build this solar power system. Construction and installation of the solar panels will be carried out by one of Australia’s leading solar power companies in conjunction with NEXTDC over the next two months. Mr Bevan Slattery, CEO of NEXTDC says that being committed to reducing the carbon footprint is high on the agenda and given the pressures on energy consumption this installation of such a large scale solar system will lead the way.
The Victorian Government has a new scheme called the ‘Switch On’ project which will allow residents to control their energy bills by having the option of flexible pricing and advice on efficiency. They have been praised by the CEC for this project mainly because it gives the elderly people the opportunity to keep their existing plans and also others the flexibility of pricing arrangements. This has been seen as a huge positive step in easing the power price difficulties for everyone.
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