Over the last two years there has been a huge increase in the average size of solar PV systems in the Mildura Region up from 1.25kW in 2009 to 2.24kW in 2011.
Under the MRSH project the average PV system is now 3.9kW. The current state average size is 1.945kW. This means that Mildura systems are producing more than double the electricity of an average Melbourne PV system.
The larger the PV system the more you save from your bills. The average household under MRSH can save up to $2100 from their electricity bill over the first 12 months.
MRSH have now installed 67 PV systems with an aim of installing 785kW over the next two months. Owing to the larger system sizes, these are equivalent to the electrical use in 90 average households in the region.
The postcode in the region with the highest PV installation is Merbein with about 10% of all houses with solar PV.
All solar system prices will go up in July when the federal government rebates reduce by up to $2000 in June.
Mildura Region Solar Hubs (MRSH) is holding another information session to help explain how solar can be the best option for you. This session will include pricing and cost savings of solar panel systems; quality of panels and the impact of temperature; the introduction of new solar technology and government rebates.
The Solar information session is being held at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE (Auditorium) on Friday 20 April at 10am. Local residents wishing to attend should RSVP to Nardia Baker on 5022 3748 by Wednesday 18 April 2012.
MRSH will also be attending the Merbein Markets this Sunday to help with free solar advice.
For a free, no obligation solar quotes contact Tim Brand, Solar Hubs Project Officer at Mildura Development Corporation on 5022 0722.
For further information please contact the Mildura Development Corporation office.
Anne Mansell, Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 03 5022 0722 Mobile: 0418 300 943