And, how arrogant of Julie Bishop to announce on the world stage, that Australia was addressing the renewable energy demands , by creating a distributed private PV network, all feeding power to the grid..
She makes no mention that retailers will be adding a new service charge, for each PV Exporter..
So much for our Government's plans for renewable power.. Encourage people to set up PV and then charge them for the right to export power..
Needless to say that for the average home, one would suspect that the amount earned per day for Net-Export, will be completely swamped by the Connection.Charge, meaning you WILL be paying for the right to use your own power, from your own PV system..
So, as for the prediction that many will go off grid.... I agree..
And I wonder if there will be a.new industry spawned, where companies convert you to off grid and then SELL you your own power, but at a significant discount over the domestic retail rates..
PS... I suspect that the MAIN reason for reluctance to go off grid, will be the technological uncertainty of dealing with a battery system..
It is easy to deal with a.GridConnect PV system.. grandma, can do it..
either the light flashes or it does not.. If not, then something is wrong and call for service..
But with battery ... what happens when the grand kids put all their washing thru the dryer, and the system shuts down on low battery .. No, the average camper will find that being off-grid is just too much trouble...