Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Solar panels

I had an interesting discussion about solar panels at a Christmas party. Most people agree that it is a good investment if you have a south facing roof. we are still so happy that we made the decision to get them and we will soon be putting in a claim for our second feed in tariff cheque. Some people seem to think that the feed in tariff will be restored to its original level soon, but what many people do not understand is that it is the electric companies that pay for the feed in tariff and so if the government do put the tariff up, then electricity bills will continue to rise, where everyone has to pay towards it. I am not sure how I feel about it really, with many people struggling to pay their bills, it seems unfair in a way that they should be having to pay towards my feed in tariff. But on the other hand, my taxes pay towards their taxes and benefits, so maybe it is a good payback for me?

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