Mackay is a vibrant exciting tropical city, booming from the richness of sugar and mining.
Unlike its neighbouring cities, Mackay’s tourism industry is small and still developing. With beach-lounging wallabies at Cape Hillsborough National Park, to shy-but-oh-so-cute platypus in Eungella National Park and secluded beaches that only a local would know. You can also visit the Great Barrier Reef Island offshore.
Mackay’s humid subtropical climate is also popular to tourists. It just complete the lifestyle on the coast.
We all know that Queensland is famous for its sunny weather, and Mackay is no exception, with an average of 5.5 peak sun hours across the year, making it an great location for installing solar power. With lots of companies offering the best of the best solar system, numbers of Mackay households are switching.
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.
We’ve been the solar experts in the Mackay area for years. We know the most affordable deals in the area and provide them to Mackay resident’s obligation free. Solar Market will send you three solar panel installation quotes and give you a head start your switch to solar power systems. It’s time to start saving. Get a quote now!
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Are you a Mackay resident and still unsure of switching to solar power? We’ve got all you need to know below.
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