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Proposed solar energy export charges leave owners feeling like they are being ‘penalised’ – ABC News

Solar panel owners say a proposal to charge them for exporting energy to the grid is a penalty for trying to do the right thing. But the regulator says it could…



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Solar panel owners say they feel punished by proposed changes which would see them charged for exporting surplus electricity to the grid.
Key points:

  • Solar panel owners are frustrated by the prospect of paying to export excess energy to the grid
  • Market operators say charges are needed to boost grid stability
  • Solar panel owners say it punishes them for an issue big energy companies should fix

Households with solar panels that export power to the grid could be slugged a fee under a proposal by the Australian…

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