millions can\'t reduce power bills through solar panels due to rise in rentals and apartment living

by:Tunto     2020-04-10
Australia may lead the world in home solar use, but with the increase in apartment life and the decline in home ownership, millions of people are excluded from benefits. About 1.
There are 67 million solar photovoltaic households in Australia (PV)
Panel installation.
More than 350,000 households in New South Wales have solar photovoltaic systems.
But more than two, according to the 2016 census.
There are 6 million people in the state who cannot get solar energy because of renting a house or living in an apartment building to help offset the electricity bill.
\"It comes down to the fact that they don\'t have solar-powered roofs,\" said Mike Roberts, a solar analyst at the Australian Photovoltaic Institute and a researcher at the new state university.
\"Tenants are not going to pay for solar because it\'s not their house and they don\'t want to invest in not their capital.
\"So how do we motivate landlords, how can we benefit from renting r and landlords.
Mr. Roberts analyzed the census data and calculated the top 15 local government areas (LGA)
Residents may be locked out of solar power in the new state.
North Sydney topped the list with 74 residents living in rental properties or apartments.
Sydney was second in 68, followed by Waverley, Strathfield, the Bay of plants, woolahera and Randwick.
Real estate regulations and the complex electricity market have prevented strata blocks from installing solar panel systems, Roberts said.
\"The problem revolves around the way the rules of the energy market are formulated;
\"They are not easy for people to share,\" he said . \".
\"In order for a class to invest in solar energy and then sell energy to their tenants, they need to build themselves into an energy retailer, a very bureaucratic institution.
\"Ordinary class groups do not want to pass the government. \"Inside Sydney
West resident Nicole Thornton has been renting for 20 years and lives in one-
Bedroom apartment in Dulwich Hill.
She is a strong supporter of renewable energy and strives to make life as sustainable as possible.
Instead of heating in the winter, MS Thornton blocked the vents and used the rolling --
Cut the grass with a towel.
She also turned off all power points when she did not use the appliance and purchased the eco
Turn off the board of all power supplies with one switch.
Although there are only four units in this block
Two tenants and two owners. occupied —
Even raising the idea of solar energy to the formation committee is a challenge.
MS Thornton said it took several months for all owners to approve the installation of compost bins in public areas.
\"I have raised it elsewhere where I have stayed, but since I have shared a house before, the biggest concern for many Rits is that if we ask for solar, our rent will rise.
Mr. Roberts said that some new developments in Victoria and Western Australia are installing solar panels, either connected to individual units or supporting public areas.
If solar energy only serves public areas such as corridors and shared gardens, the strata will receive direct benefits and reduce the cost of electricity.
Mr. Roberts said the apartment was high.
Typically up to 100 units of buildings are some of the easiest homes to absorb solar energy compared to smaller neighborhoods.
\"Over 60 apartments in Australia are lowHigh-rise buildings. . .
You have a lot of roofs relative to the number of apartments, so in these buildings it would be interesting to put solar energy on the roof and share it with the apartment.
By purchasing portable solar panels and using it to charge electrical appliances such as mobile phones, individuals can greatly reduce electricity use, Mr. Roberts said.
Upcoming initiatives like solar farms, a very active shared community in the United States, can also help tenants buy energy for their own use.
Multiple local startup-
Up is working on portable solar technology or ways to pay landlords for solar panels while charging tenants a discount rate on the energy they use.
\"While this has happened, the cost of solar energy has plummeted. \"A three-
The kW system is 90 fewer than the one installed 10 years ago.
\"The Australian Photovoltaic Institute will launch data analysis in the plaster social residential area in Newtown.
Student apartments are the first batch.
Residential buildings in Australia installed shared solar and battery storage systems last year.
The tenant, Sarah King, said the monthly electricity bill for each unit (some of which accommodate up to five people) was reduced by 50.
\"Our bill for July is $103.
31. If we go back to the grid, it will be $224. 49,\" she said.
\"Getting rid of the fierce competition in the traditional electricity market is a relief because their prices are rising at an unprecedented rate. Topics:solar-
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