Solar Power & Solar Panels Ballarat

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The state’s largest inland city with a blooming cultural and art scenes, the city of Ballarat is strongly influenced by the Victorian gold rush whose legacy are still reflected in its architecture and streetscapes.

The city of Ballarat has diverse range of offerings that every tourist can enjoy. There are festivals held throughout the year, live bands at local bars and pubs and theatrical performances. Tourists can also check out Sovereign Hill and the Gold Rush Mini Golf to experience that ‘gold rush.’ Another pride of Ballarat is the Lake Wendouree, a 200-hectare man-made lake where the rowing event of 1956 Olympic Games were held. The lake also serves as an important oasis for bird life.

We all know that solar energy is the cleanest and greenest source of sustainable energy. Since a normal day in Ballarat consists of almost 12-hours of sun, locals are now installing solar panels in order to reduce the reliance on overseas oil resources and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions affecting the climate change.

Solar power is cheaper alternative

With power prices expected to rise substantially over the coming years, installing solar is a great way to protect yourself going forward. With system prices at all time lows, you can expect your solar system to pay for itself in less than 5 years.

To work out your payback period and returns on investment, go here – Financial returns and payback periods or check out our new Solar Savings Calculator.

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Solar Power in Ballarat: Comparing the best solar panel deals

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New to the idea of solar power? Read up on the solar panel and solar power situation in Ballarat below.

Feed-in Tariffs for Ballarat residents

Currently in Victoria, the State Government mandates that electricity retailers pay you at least 5c for each kWh you export to the grid. This is available for systems up to 5kW in size and is reviewed annually and adjusted based on the wholesale price of electricity.

While the state government does mandate a minimum 8c/kWh feed in tariff rate to be provided by energy retailers, some retailers do offer higher rates. Do your homework on which retailer can provide you the highest rate to get the best possible deal.

*Retail Energy Provider Current Rate More Info
AGL 5c Website
Click Energy 8c Website
Lumo Energy 5.5c Website
Origin 5c Website
Red Energy 5c Website
Simply Energy 5c Website
Energy Australia 6c Website
Power Direct 5c Website
Diamond Energy 5c Website

*Rates updated April 2016

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