Solar roofing company gets the go ahead to install residential solar access door
A solar roofing provider in Melbourne has been granted permission to install its residential solar solar access doors.
The residential solar company, SolarReserve, has been applying to the Victorian Government for permission to run its solar access points on the properties of a number of homeowners.
The application was made to the Residential Solar Access Board (RSAB), a branch of the Victorian Land and Buildings Board, in the hope that the rooftop solar panels would be placed on their property for a period of up to two years.
SolarReserve has already installed two solar panels on a property in the city of Yarraville, and plans to install another rooftop solar system in the suburbs of Geelong and Richmond.
The RSB has approved SolarReserves application for rooftop solar access, saying it “has received an extensive environmental assessment” of the residential solar panel installations.
The company’s chief executive, John Haines, said the application was part of a broader plan to increase the number of solar roof installations in Victoria.
“Our aim is to have the largest installed solar rooftop solar systems in Victoria by 2020,” he said.
“We have the first rooftop solar installations in the state and have achieved our goal of having all residential rooftop solar facilities in Victoria with solar panels installed by 2021.”
The company is currently operating two solar rooftop systems in Geelong.
“These are large solar panels that are installed on about 100 residential properties in Geovina.”
They will allow us to install more solar panels than we can in a year.
“Mr Hainess said SolarReservises solar system had been installed in Yarraland and would be able to support more than 300 solar installations a year.”
This will give us a large number of residential solar installations at one time, allowing us to provide the solar installations that are currently on the roofs of most homes,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.”
And so we are very pleased to be able, as part of our project, to install two more solar rooftop installations in Yarralie.
“SolarReserves is the latest solar panel company to come under scrutiny over its residential installation policy, which critics say is discriminatory.
The Federal Government is planning to regulate the sale of residential rooftop panels in a move that would affect many solar installers.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is expected to announce on Tuesday a draft policy for rooftop panel regulation that is expected by the end of the year.
However, Solar Reserves is still waiting to hear back from the RSB and it will be interesting to see how it responds to the latest developments.
Topics:environment,energy,energy-and-utilities,renewables-and‑environmental-transmission,community-and-(urban-development-and-)planning,australiaFirst posted October 18, 2018 19:21:17Contact Paul J. McAlpine