I noticed recently that the Australian Government is changing the Solar Credit Rebate as scheduled on the 1st July 2012. Basically the multiplier with with they calculate your rebate is changing from 3 to 2. This means that no matter what part of Australia you are in, you will get 33% less of a rebate if you order a system after this date.
The government website describes the reduction as follows;
On 5 May 2011, the Australian Government announced that the Solar Credits multiplier would be reduced to three for small-scale systems installed from 1 July 2011. The multiplier will phase down by one each year consistent with the original intent of the Solar Credits multiplier reducing over time, until the multiplier is phased out by 1 July 2013.
The site goes on to explain it further, but not in plain English, so it is a little confusing, even for me.
Now being the friendly people they are, my podcast sponsors (not that I have produced a podcast lately), EnviroShop are holding a free community information evening on Solar Power. As I mentioned, it is a crucial time for Solar Power right now as there will soon be significant changes to solar rebates and incentives. They believe the local community needs to be informed of what is happening. I apologise in advance, as it is only in Melbourne.
Please note: I have not been paid for this plug nor will ever accept money or payment in kind for products or services, unless I specifically state it in the post. I am helping to advertise this session free of charge, because I know that the people that work at EnviroShop actually care a lot about sustainable living, and are not some fly-by-night solar installer. I trust them, and refer their solar services regularly.
So, if you are after some information about Solar power, and the changes to the rebate scheme, and live near Melbourne, you could do no worse attending the session.