South Australia Weighs Modest Solar Tariff

South Australia has released a draft of a modest solar PV feed-in tariff that will be introduced into the state’s parliament. Premier Mike Rann announced on August 13 that he would introduce the Electricity (Feed-In Scheme – Residential Solar Systems) Bill 2007 into the state assembly. Rann’s proposal would pay $0.44 AUD/kWh for electricity fed into the grid in excess of domestic consumption for a period of five years for single-phase systems up to 10 kW and three-phase systems up to 30 kW. The program is limited to only 10,000 domestic customers and is open only to solar PV and to no other technologies. If enacted, Rann’s proposal, would place Australia at the bottom of countries offering feed-in tariffs worldwide.
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