Simon Corbell has looked across the solar panels adorning the rooves of Canberra’s well to do and found it pleasing.
So now he’s expanding the feed in tariff scheme:
The Government has agreed to establish an expanded feed-in tariff scheme with the following elements;
— An overall scheme cap of 240 MW of generating capacity;
— Large scale generation category for generators larger than 200 KW (category cap of 210 MW);
— Medium scale generation category for generators between 30KW and 200kw (category cap of 15 MW); and,
— Existing micro generation category (household rooftop) up to 30KW (category cap of 15 MW).
“The expansion of the scheme will occur in two steps, with medium scale generation suitable for larger areas such as shopping centres, warehouses and large office buildings, to occur first through amendments to the existing Electricity Feed-In (Renewable Energy Premium) Act 2008,” Mr Corbell said.
“The second step will involve the introduction of separate legislation for large scale generation with provision of premium payments to be allocated through an auction process.
Here comes your future.
UPDATE: The Greens’ Meredith Hunter is impressed.