I have been noticing the Solar Free ads re getting 1.5kWh 7 panels for around $3k.
They say you get around $1000 per year back through the rebates – so it would pay for itself in three years.
Are there any catches? I looked at our last quarter bill and we used around 1,300kWh so based on an average daily production of 6.45kWh this would make about half our usage.
Can we still feed into the grid and get the tariffs or does it not matter how much you use to how much you are better off economically?
I know there is debate about how environmentally beneficial the solar panel scheme is but at this stage I am just trying to work out from an economic pov if we are silly not to do it???
Also, any good or bad experiences with Solar Free, ACTEW or other providers in Canberra?
And what is the date we need to do something before the rebates change?
As you can tell, this is all new to me so any basic info would be helpful. Thanks.