The ICRC has released its quarterly feed in summary report into all those rooftop solar panels.
One can argue that the feed in tariff was a terrible way to pay for solar energy capacity.
But it’s hard to argue against the volume of electrons the beasts are throwing out now:
• Total installed capacity of renewable generators at 31 March 2013 was 32,828 kilowatts, compared with 30,149 kilowatts at the end of the December 2012 quarter.
• Metered output of renewable generators for the March 2013 quarter was 12,892,677 kWh compared with 11,254,200 kWh in the December 2012 quarter.
• Total metered output of renewable generators from 1 March 2009 to 31 March 2013 was 68,486,124 kWh.
Sure, they only work when the sun is shining, but that is when we want to run out air conditioning.