Does solar PV reduce network costs?

The problem with solar PV policies is they're tainted by political mathematics. And as our latest 'graph of the week' highlights, it's time government support for PV systems extended to commercial and industrial areas.

Yesterday I wrote about how the NSW utility regulator, IPART, had decided that households should only be paid 5-8 cents for the electricity they export to the grid from their solar PV system, whereas they’ll be charged somewhere between 30 and 44 cents for any electricity they consume from the grid.

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