Victoria voted for solar … but they got Daniel Andrews

Solar Homes Rolling Out To Even More Victorians

“Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio to announce that the next phase of rebates for solar panels, batteries and hot water systems would kick off from 1 July 2019.

The Labor Government’s $1.3 billion Solar Homes program will see 770,000 Victorian households take advantage of solar power over the next decade, …”

November 2018: Victoria votes for solar, batteries and climate action, as Labor wins in a landslide

Victoria’s Labor Party has been returned to power, after a state poll that delivered a crushing defeat to the Liberal-National Coalition, and a clear endorsement of strong policies on climate change and renewable energy. The stunning victory is expected to give the Labor Andrews government about 55 seats – and possibly as many as 58 – in the state’s 88-seat Lower House, as electorates considered to be safely Liberal swung to Labor, and marginal seats morphed into Labor strongholds. Labor, led by Daniel An

Source: RenewEconomy

July 2019: “How to kill an industry”

“Solar Victoria [will] only approve a maximum of 3,333 rebates per month. By the 4th July, the rebate was fully subscribed….there are 10,000 quotes backed up in the system awaiting processing”.

Source: pv magazine

Cost: $1.3b
Homes: 770,000
Timeframe: 10 years (6,417 homes/month)

Homes capped at 3,300/month
Timeframe: 19.4 years (770,000/12/3300)
Cost: $Who know$?

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