Australia testing ground for new solar power model

This was an interesting news item on Radio National Breakfast this morning where the President and CEO of Sun Power, Tom Werner was interviewed and he put forward the concept of the Consumer being the Generator of their own power.  Well worth a listen to. They want to shake up the power market and pushing more for independent power systems using Australia as the test bed and then take the concept to the rest of the world. There is more talk in this direction and I hear other companies are talking about the idea of hiring the storage for say $80 per month relieving the need for the big capital cost when installing a full self sufficiency system. He says in the next five to ten years the way we get electricity will be very different. We will keep an eye on these exciting developments.  Admin

Thursday 1 May 2014 8:15AM

Solar company Sunpower has promised consumers more control over cheaper energy bills.

The company is scaling up operations in Australia, while operating in ten countries across the globe.

But Sunpower has chosen Australia as the testing ground for a new model of power production, which is taking advantage of the falling costs of photovoltaic, or PV, solar panels.

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