With both of these investment style programs, the design of any solar pv system, did not take into account a home's electricity use. It's important to realise though as electricity costs rise, any proposed profit from such a system will be in effect, paying for these rising electricity costs.
Currently in NSW [October 2011] there is only a net feed tariff of 8 cents per kW, for power exported back to the grid. This tariff is available from AGL.
When the following are taken into account, a solar pv system's payback time is quite flexible:
- The system's costs.
- The price for imported power.
- Any revenue for exported power [net feed tariff].
It is rising electricity costs, which now make solar pv systems, so attractive.
As electricity costs rise, the system in effect pays for itself quicker. Any system should be designed primarily to match daytime usage, maximising the offsetting of any electricity costs.
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