Queensland Will Lead Solar Power in the Future

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Article by Premier Solar

A report led by the government of Australia alongside with the US based Clinton Foundation’s Climate Initiative, showed that Queensland’s current technological resources combined with its natural setting gives it the potential to top the world in the solar power industry.

The report aims to give solar investors an idea where to put their money and which city in the world is most viable with both technology & environmental suitability. Natural resources minister Stephen Robertson said that Queensland has vast potential not only in the residential sector of solar power but also in the commercial side.

The Clinton institute showed that Queensland resources are topnotch; incomparable in fact. The institute also gave credit to the state government for pushing large scale solar projects, particularly the CopperString project which will connect the grids across the top end of the state. The institute said that the line will pave the way to a lot more renewable energy investments in the future.

Queenslanders are pleased that the state is becoming internationally recognised for its renewable energy initiatives and not only is solar power in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne (well-known cities) progressing strongly but in all other cities and regions as well.

Primarily the state’s success lies in the support of the government and the public. Queensland is currently operating the most successful schemes in the country and the technology is well accepted in the state.

If this trend continues the state has the potential to not only lead the country but even the world in solar power technology, and become one of the least carbon emitting regions.

Subsequently the Queensland government has been surprised by the very enthusiastic response of Queenslanders to solar power technology. In April of 2010 the state government set a target to increase the state’s solar power capacity by 100% within the next five years, however to their amazement the target has been reached in just 15 months.

The state’s capacity was escalated from 250 MW to 500 MW, which was including 141,000 households who installed solar panels in their roofs and 230,000 solar hot water systems. Currently 8% of Queensland’s energy needs are supplied by these systems, and the government is aiming for a 20% supply in 2020 along with the rest of Australia.

Queensland’s success in the renewable energy target is the largely the result of the government’s continuous and consistent efforts to encourage more and more households to install and embrace solar power in Queensland.

The Qld Premium Feed in Tariff, even with a few recent changes in the eligibility factors, still offers one of the best financial rewards in the country, and provides a strong investment return for households with a mid-size solar panel system who are connected to it.

As well as encouraging households to make the switch to solar energy, the state government has also been very supportive of crucial role to be played by large scale solar applications, and multiple solar farms and solar power projects are in operation and planning across the state. Thanks to Queensland perfect climatic conditions for high solar output some of the largest renewable energy projects supported by the federal government will be established in Queensland in Chinchilla, Harvey Bay and Cloncurry over the next few years.

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