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Competitive Solar Feed-In Tariff – Australian Capital Territory

The territory will be the first to implement the FiT for commercial premises (warehouse and office buildings), and anticipates that up to 240MW of solar could be installed, generating the equivalent of 25 per cent of its total energy consumption.

Solar’s western promise  Business Spectator Giles Parkinson , 20 Sep 2010……Feed in tariffs for small-scale solar average around 45c per kilowatt hour (more expensive in some states), but the solar industry estimates competitive large-scale solar would only need a tariff of around 20c/kwh, decreasing over time.

But while Victoria got in first with a large-scale FiT proposal, and WA has the best solar resources, it seems more likely that Canberra will emerge as the country’s first “solar capital,” with the expectation it will have its first large-scale installations up and running by the end of 2012.

ACT energy minister Simon Corbell says the territory had proposed a similar flagships program to the federal government – albeit a more modest $30 million one – but changed its mind after receiving more than a dozen proposals and an overwhelming response in favour of an FiT from the industry.

The territory will be the first to implement the FiT for commercial premises (warehouse and office buildings), and anticipates that up to 240MW of solar could be installed, generating the equivalent of 25 per cent of its total energy consumption.

CLIMATE SPECTATOR: Solar’s western promise | Giles Parkinson | Commentary | Business Spectator

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September 20, 2010 - Posted by | ACT, climate change - global warming, energy, solar | , , , , , ,

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