Experience the wild west vibe in WA’s very own Kalgoorlie.
Out here adventure, golden history, outback landscapes and colourful characters are the real treasure. The Kalgoorlie – Boulder Museum and the vast Super Pit are the city’s pride and the legacy of the gold rush that gave birth to the city of Kalgoorlie. The ghost town of Gwalia is also a heritage that preserves the gold mine dream of the yesterday.
Sporting events like the annual “Race Round” is very popular to both tourists and locals. International squash tournament held at the YMCA can also be spotted every year.
Though known as the wild west, there are still floras and faunas spreading around the metro. Tranquil eucalyptus forests, dry lake beds and wide sweeping plains are still present despite the “wild west” climate Kalgoorlie has.
And as electricity prices rise in WA and in Kalgoorlie, more and more homes and businesses are investing in solar power systems as a way to save money on their electricity bills. With system prices at historic lows, solar power in Kalgoorlie can be a smart investment.
The incentives for how solar power is produced and consumed have changed dramatically since the Feed-in Tariff [FiT] component was reduced in 2011.
Previously, customers were best off using as many appliances as possible outside of daylight hours so that they could export as much energy as possible at the higher 47c rate. Now that you’ll be receiving only 8.4c which is less than what you pay for your electricity, the incentive is to use all major appliances during daylight hours so that you’re offsetting this usage with your own solar power.
Most customers now install systems which will offset only what they use during the day with taking into account any anticipated changes over the coming years such as a growing family or retirement.
A big factor that has reduced the effect of the FiT’s removal is the fact that panel prices have plummeted globally over the last year due to oversupply from China which has meant that a 5kW system which would have cost $25,000 last year now costs around $8,000.
The ever increasing cost of electricity means that solar is still a great investment and its benefits will only increase as years go by.
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Western Australia’s Feed-in Tariff rate is dependent on the area you live in and who your retailer is.
If you’re with Synergy, you’ll receive 7.135c/kWh. If you’re in the country with Horizon Power then the rate you receive will be between 10 and 50c/kWh depending on the specific area you live in.
Horizon customers should contact Horizon directly on 1800 267 926 or visit the Horizon website for further information. Horizon pays different Feed in Tariffs in each town based on the existing uptake of solar and they also compare the costs of solar with generating power via diesel generators.
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*Rates updated July 2017