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The most fed in suburbs are….

By johnboy - 11 February 2011 17

The Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission has released its activity summary on the Electricity Feed-in Scheme for feed-in from renewable energy generators to the electricity network.

So basically the home owners getting paid by non home-owners to get solar panels on their roofs.

The summary lists the Suburbs with the greatest number of connections to the scheme:

    — Kambah (193)
    — Monash (118)
    — Curtin (90)
    — Wanniassa (85)
    — O’Connor (83)
    — Kaleen (76)
    — Ngunnawal (68)
    — Ainslie (72)
    — Dunlop (70)
    — Calwell (69)
    — Kaleen (67)
    — Gordon (63)
    — Watson (62)
    — Fisher (57)
    — Nicholls (57)
    — Cook (56)
    — Evatt (56)
    — Giralang (55)
    — Florey (50)

However we all know that Kambah should by rights be three suburbs, so it’s always over-stated.

Here’s the suburbs connection rates per capita by my calculation using the 2006 census data.

    — Monash 118 – pop 5,549 = 21.3 per 1000.
    — Cook 56 – pop 2817 = 19.9 per 1000
    — Fisher 57 – pop 2879 = 19.8 per 1000
    — Curtin 90 – pop 5,133 = 17.5 per 1000
    — O’Connor 83 – pop 4911 = 16.9 per 1000
    — Giralang 55 – pop 3304 = 16.6 per 1000
    — Ainslie 72 – pop 4815 = 15.0 per 1000
    — Watson 62 – pop 4188 = 14.8 per 1000
    — Kambah 193 – pop 15,579 = 12.3 per 1000.
    — Dunlop 70 – pop 5851 = 12.0 per 1000
    — Calwell 69 – pop 5929 = 11.6 per 1000
    — Wanniassa 84 – pop 7933 = 10.6 per 1000
    — Evatt 56 – pop 5497 = 10.2 per 1000
    — Kaleen 76 – pop 7586 = 10.0 per 1000
    — Florey 50 – pop 5105 = 9.8 per 1000
    — Kaleen 67 – pop 7586 = 8.8 per 1000 (not sure why Kaleen is listed twice with different numbers)
    — Nicholls 57 – pop 6990 = 8.2 per 1000
    — Gordon 63 – pop 7869 = 8 per 1000
    — Ngunnawal 68 – pop 8939 = 7.6 per 1000

Rather a different picture.

What’s Your opinion?


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2604 9:28 am 12 Feb 11

Solidarity said :

Plus inner south residents are generally better educated, and realise that solar panels are not viable, both in an economic and an evironmental sense.

Clearly they aren’t educated enough to be able to spell “environmental”.

They certainly can spell “smug” though.

facet 8:59 am 12 Feb 11

switch said :

Lin said :

Interesting though that none of the suburbs that appeared in the Top 20 most advantaged suburbs appear in this list…

And the Northside suburbs are disproportionately represented. What does that say about the North/South divide?

They’re closer to the sun?

Probably only during winter. In summer it would be too close to call.

dvaey 3:25 am 12 Feb 11

Solidarity said :

Plus inner south residents are generally better educated, and realise that solar panels are not viable, both in an economic and an evironmental sense.

So, you think the future is in gas, coal and fossil fuels?

If you believe micro-generation isnt viable, you obviously dont understand the concept of scaling the infrastructure.

ImagineThat 9:58 pm 11 Feb 11

Lin said :

…And the Northside suburbs are disproportionately represented. What does that say about the North/South divide?

Well duh! Everyone knows your panels have to face North for maximum production!

WonderfulWorld 8:46 pm 11 Feb 11

chewy14 said :

I’m soooo happy to be subsiding the (outrageously expensive) electricity of these people who are wealthy enough to own their own homes.
It makes me feel all gooey inside.

You don’t have to be wealthy to own a home – being able to budget and holding a job helps!

georgesgenitals 5:32 pm 11 Feb 11

Solidarity said :

breda said :

“Although it does seem that the inner south suburbs are lacking.”

1. We don’t need the money.

2. Solar panels are ugly.

3. Being conspicuously greener-than-thou is sooo 20th century.

Plus inner south residents are generally better educated, and realise that solar panels are not viable, both in an economic and an evironmental sense.

+1.

dustytrail 4:56 pm 11 Feb 11

Does the Federal Government still give a “rebate” for installing solar panels? If so, that could explain why some suburbs have more than others.

qbngeek 4:01 pm 11 Feb 11

Parents are just about to go Solar to Battery Bank and remove themselves from the grid entirely. If it works as well as we expect, I am doing the same once we start building.

They will have a Diesel Generator backup to charge the batteries, although the house will run on battery for an estimated 36 days and the solar charges quicker than the batteries will discharge under normal usage (including aircon).

That is how you use solar.

Solidarity 2:17 pm 11 Feb 11

breda said :

“Although it does seem that the inner south suburbs are lacking.”

1. We don’t need the money.

2. Solar panels are ugly.

3. Being conspicuously greener-than-thou is sooo 20th century.

Plus inner south residents are generally better educated, and realise that solar panels are not viable, both in an economic and an evironmental sense.

OpenYourMind 1:55 pm 11 Feb 11

Rather than conspicuously green, for some, it’s a case of conspicuously wise with money. Solar panels have gotten significantly cheaper yet the feed-in tarrif when you buy your system is locked in for 20 years. It’s not hard to get in excess of 10% safe return on investment. Furthermore the solar ‘income’ is not taxed (there’s more to it than that, but that’s the general picture).

Given the increasing price of electricity and the diminishing cost of solar PVs systems, a time will come when even without any subsidy or rebate, solar will make sense for many home owners.

I think NSW Govt were a little shocked at the uptake of their 7 years at 60c kWh and in no time reduced it back to 20c kWh. Even at 20c, cheaper, smaller systems can pay for themselves in 10yrs.

switch 1:38 pm 11 Feb 11

Lin said :

Interesting though that none of the suburbs that appeared in the Top 20 most advantaged suburbs appear in this list…

And the Northside suburbs are disproportionately represented. What does that say about the North/South divide?

They’re closer to the sun?

breda 1:37 pm 11 Feb 11

“Although it does seem that the inner south suburbs are lacking.”

1. We don’t need the money.

2. Solar panels are ugly.

3. Being conspicuously greener-than-thou is sooo 20th century.

chewy14 11:33 am 11 Feb 11

Lin said :

Interesting though that none of the suburbs that appeared in the Top 20 most advantaged suburbs appear in this list…

And the Northside suburbs are disproportionately represented. What does that say about the North/South divide?

It’s actually fairly even numbers wise. There’s just more smaller Northside suburbs in the list.
Although it does seem that the inner south suburbs are lacking.

chewy14 11:26 am 11 Feb 11

I’m soooo happy to be subsiding the (outrageously expensive) electricity of these people who are wealthy enough to own their own homes.
It makes me feel all gooey inside.

Lin 11:25 am 11 Feb 11

Interesting though that none of the suburbs that appeared in the Top 20 most advantaged suburbs appear in this list…

And the Northside suburbs are disproportionately represented. What does that say about the North/South divide?

Chop71 11:22 am 11 Feb 11

“However we all know that Kambah should by rights be three suburbs, so it’s always over-stated”

except for crime statistics

puggle 11:21 am 11 Feb 11

I suspect Monash rates so highly on this list due to the Goodwin retirement village – it’s enormous and seems to have a solar panel on just about every roof.

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