We got an application into the federal govt in May just before they axed the $8000 scheme to subsidise a 1 kW solar panels on your roof scheme. Took months of indecision before the paperwork gone done in Canberra and on Friday a gang of blokes in two vans turned up to install 6 solar panels on our roof I've been watching the inverter flashing and I reckon these panels are a great idea, The mains power box hasn't yet been converted to a new meter that pumps energy back to the grid, but what it does do is stop that little wheel from turning on the mains electricity meter, I got the computer on, two fridges running, the pump to the AP running all day and the wheel in the meter hasn't budged all day! How good is that?
I'm now looking at turfing out our electric hot water system next which must be around 18 years old and getting that other Govt subsidy for solar hot water. I was thinking of those thin glass evacuated tubes system. About 30 on the roof, the tank down on the ground. They are meant to be very good. Anyone have this system or similar?
Any comments about it?