Nestled between brooding red hills and sparkling blue seas, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville is perfect for a Queensland holiday experience.
The city offers diverse experiences, from the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforest to the dirt and dust of the Australian outback. Make sure you pack your bathers, sunscreen and a sense of adventure because options are endless and rest assured it is both the journey and the destination that make the Townsville region so spectacular.
Check out the red granite monolith Castle Hill that dominates the city centre or visit the Reef HQ, the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and the education centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
The city hosts sporting teams that participate in national competitions. Sporting fans can check out different sports events in 1300SMILES Stadium or at the Townsville RSL Stadium.
With a tropical climate and more than 320 days of sun each year plus storms and cyclones all year around, more and more tourists are still attracted to the beauty of Townsville. With this sun drenched climate, the use of solar energy are now widely spread throughout the region. With a simple technology, households consider solar energy is the key on helping save the earth and stop the ongoing climate change.
It’s true that an investment in a solar system is no longer as lucrative as it once was but solar is still worth the investment. Where the incentive was before July 9 to install the biggest system you could fit on your roof and export as much power as possible during the day, the best way to make the most of your system now is to install a system that produces about what you use during the day or what you can reasonably expect to move into the middle of the day. (dishwashers, washing machines, change hot water timers, irrigation, pumps etc) That way, you’re using your own power and not importing from the grid at rates ranging from 25c/kWh to 35c/kWh.
With power prices in Queensland expected to increase substantially over the next couple of years, solar is a great way to protect yourself and your family against these price rises.
Another factor that has helped to cushion to impact of the lower FIT is the fact that solar panel prices worldwide have plummeted recently and have made solar systems the cheapest they’ve ever been. On top of this, you’ll still receive assistance from the Federal Government under the Solar Credit Scheme.
If you have any questions about how to use the formulas or any other matter, please don’t hesitate to ask us a question.
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Feed-in Tariffs in Queensland have recently been amended and the Queensland Government no longer offers any feed-in tariff for applications completed after July 30, 2014. The government will continue to honour the 44c/kWh rate for applications submitted before 9 June 2012 as well as 8c/kWh for applications submitted prior to July 30, 2014.
Although the government no longer offers a feed in tariff for new installations, most energy retailers in Queensland continue to offer competitive feed in tariff rates to their customers.
|Retail Energy Provider||*Current Rate||More Info|
|Energy Australia||6 cents||Website|
|Click Energy||10 cents||Website|
*Rates updated April 2016