Fair Go for Solar

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Families and business across Victoria have been hit with changes to the money they’re paid for energy they feed into the grid.

People should be rewarded for installing solar panels - not punished. People should be paid the same price for producing solar power as coal generators are paid for their power.

Send a message to Daniel Andrews to tell him that solar households should get a fair go.


Why is this important?

The State Labor Government recently ended the Transitional Feed-in Tariff (TFiT) scheme, which over the last five years had ensured solar owners were paid a minimum 25c per kilowatt hour for energy they fed back into the grid.

But from the 1st January 2017, households no longer receive a fair 1-for-1 unit price.

The only exception to these slashed tariff rates are households on the pre-2012 Premium Feed-in Tariff (PFiT) who receive 60c per kilowatt-hour.

Previously, on 12 October 2016, the Victorian Greens introduced a motion to Parliament asking for solar panel owners to be paid a fair price for the solar power they put back into the grid. Our motion read:

That, this House calls on the Government to introduce a fair price for electricity exported by small scale solar generators, whereby the feed-in tariff is paid by the electricity retailer at the same rate per kilowatt hour that the customer is charged.

Labor and the Liberals joined together to vote against it.

Email Daniel Andrews now to express your disappointment at the slashing of the feed-in-tariff and to ask for a fair price for solar.


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