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Choice Review: Solar Payback Times

Posted in Research by Kate Archdeacon on March 8th, 2011

From Solar Pay-back Times by Zoya Sheftalovich:

CHOICE Magazine has recrunched the numbers to give you the latest ‘payback times’ for a small solar panel system.

Installing a solar system is not cheap; the rewards come over time as the system gradually pays for itself out of the energy savings made and the money paid to you for the solar energy generated. These “feed-in tariffs” from the government vary from state to state. In a bid to find out how long your investment might take to pay for itself, CHOICE asked the Alternative Technology Association to calculate approximate payback times for a 1.5 kW solar system in each state.

Visit Choice to read this free article, which covers solar incentives, feed-in tariffs, small-scale technology certificates (STCs), NSW changes, payback times, and Contacts.


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