Card Shark wrote:....reprogram the meter that's there.......reduce self consumption...... maximize the .54 FIT from solar. .....
54c... but that is now gone for anyone else, like the 60c in NSW
It all gets SOOooo confusing..
The point that I was making is that I am SURE that most of that energy industry is H.U.R.T.I.N.G.
Now what is going to happen to the National Grid as the mammoth power users, shut down their plant..
Yes... Alcoa would not have been paying anything like WE pay
Shell, Ford, Holden etc.etc.etc. .... Imagine the surplus generation that there will likely be..
( I don't know if those bills go thru a retailer - I suspect not )
Anyway - ALL the players will need their normal profits AND where they are ShareHolder owned, they will be demanding their penny's worth.. THEY will make us pay, and no Commission or Authority will deny them, because they will be appointed by GOVERNMENTS and GOVERNMENTS made the profits selling off the assets, and I bet the family jewels that there is some fine print in the sale contracts, protecting the purchasers for X years..
4250kWH ... You would need to use 12kWH a night for a year, or 6kWH a night for two years, just to break even..
Like... how many functions can you transfer to night time usage.. Dishwasher and washing machine- Perhaps 1 each..?
Charging batteries for use during the day is an obvious and inefficient one..
Retired Engineer and keen PV experimenter - Always ready to learn and share.
2 x CMS2000 (fan cooled) GCI and SE 170W panels
1.7kW First Solar/Outback Island circuit - Peak Replacement Power
Governments won't save the world
They will just TAX it