The WA Premier, Colin Barnett, was asked in Parliament yesterday if he would categorically rule out a solar tax and he said “yes”.

This a HUGE win for WA’s solar families!

“The Australian Solar Council has campaigned fiercely against a tax on solar families,” the Australian Solar Council’s John Grimes said. Grimes noted that widespread community support for solar was behind the success and thanked the opposition Labor Party for its “steadfast support” on the issue.

The Australian Solar Council’s message to all Western Australian’s is “There has never been a better time to get Solar”.

A coalition of groups joined the Australian Solar Council in being involved in a campaign to prevent the charges being instigated and for ongoing support for energy efficiency programs and the demand side management payments and regime currently in place in Western Australia. The campaign was organised under the banner “Western Australian’s for Lower Energy Prices”.

While far from being the most populated state in Australia, Western Australia has high levels of small-scale solar deployment. Green Energy Markets’ figures reveal that the state installed some 95 MW of residential solar in 2015, from a national figure of around 715 MW.

In January, researchers from the state’s Curtin University concluded that rooftop PV now represents the state’s “largest power plant” with over 500 MW of PV having been added to the grid in the state’s populated South West region.

Call us for more information on how you can make the most of Perth’s sun from a Clean Energy Council Approved retailer, Clean NRG Solar.

About Craig Donohue

Established in 2010, Craig Donohue is the founder of Clean NRG Perth. He has always had a passion for sustainability. From an early age Craig has had a desire to reduce his carbon footprint and his electricity bills. The opportunity came up to start a Solar energy business and Craig has never looked back. With 30+ years experience in retail and B2B, he has an excellent understanding of the importance of superior customer service and has an excellent reputation in the industry. Craig has been employed by some of the world’s largest companies including Sanyo and Toshiba. He prides himself on an open door policy and is always available to meet with clients be it face to face or over the phone.

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