Householders are putting their safety at danger by attempting to have solar panels installed just before NSW government incentives run out, the consumer group Selection says.

The government desires to cut the payment for solar electrical power fed in to the grid by domestic systems from 60 cents per kilowatt hour to 40 cents.

The controversial program comes only weeks soon after the federal government announced it would cut subsidies for installation of solar panels on houses.
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In light of the policy modifications, Choice says residence owners are putting their safety at risk by rushing to have solar panels installed prior to government incentives run out.

Stop-start solar panel programs have developed an environment exactly where “fly-by-night” operators can exploit folks wishing to have panels installed before incentives end, it says.

Option says it has uncovered evidence of widespread difficulties with solar panel installation, such as using incorrect wiring and circuit breakers which can bring about fire dangers.
NSW Fair Trading will this week start a widespread examine of solar panels soon after a little number of safety issues had been revealed for the duration of a February audit of houses in Port Macquarie.The solar energy sector is upset at the audit and has accused NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell of deliberately leaking the Port Macquarie findings to distract focus from his government’s choice to wind back the controversial solar bonus scheme.

Mr O’Farrell will likely be holding a media conference on the solar bonus scheme on Tuesday morning.

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