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One fifth of Western Australia homes have PV

Discussion in 'Tesla Energy' started by Ulmo, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Ulmo

    Ulmo Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    San Jose, California
    #1 Ulmo, Feb 29, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2016
    PV Magazine Mobil: Western Australia's rooftop solar now state's 'biggest power station'

    One fifth of Western Australia (WA) homes have solar roof tops.

    Another fun fact from that article: the grid utility signed two and three decade dirty power contracts (coal & gas; during these solar installations??) and now is over-capacity 66%.

    Here's hoping those homes can spiral those utilities into bankruptcy by leaving the grid with in-home storage.


    At some point, it might make sense in some jurisdictions like California (a voter constitutional amendment) to simultaneously stop all taxpayer subsidies of clean energy while forbidding the use of taxpayer money for utilities, grids, or electricity from grids (a side effect would this would require all generation by government facilities to be generated in-house; a companion law (not constitutional amendment) could require all government generation to be clean energy). This would create a formidable safeguard against utilities and governments banding together to punish clean energy households by levying burdensome taxes on them in order to bail out failing dirty power, to prevent dirty interests causing dirty power to live way past its natural death. You can already see what dirty power interests in Nevada have done against clean power grid-connected homes. This could spread to California in a different form of corrupt taxpayer money being poured into dirty power utilities with their grids and dirty contracts (it is unlikely California will as quickly move against solar power as Nevada has done).

    All this being said, the grid costs something, and all the various interests have been playing hooky with the REAL grid costs; dirty interests want to make a flat rate grid charge which is ridiculous because the grid has variable value according to how well the grid owner (which used to be a utility) markets that grid and turns it into value to its potential customers (which used to be constituents); and on the other side, solar panel owners rightly complain when the utilities gouge them, but wrongly assume the grid should just be free or negative cost. My hope is that the acceleration of installation of electric storage in homes will accelerate the laying-bare of the real value of the grid, the dirty power, and all the other things going on. Tesla Energy would be to Utilities what Ford was to the Railroads. Let's make it happen. It feels like Elon is asleep, saying silly things like "Trump would be a disaster" --- probability of him being President is high, and if Elon wants things to be good in the future, he needs to get his high ball rolling and make certain being with Trump is NOT a disaster. Let's get those PowerWalls shipping!
  2. ZachShahan

    ZachShahan Member

    Dec 3, 2014
    Sarasota, FL / Wroclaw, Poland
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Zero FX Stealthfighter

    Mar 24, 2016
    Portland, Oregon
    Wow, this is amazing, i never thought of australlia to be that much of a solar producer. Very intersting, thanks for this.
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