July 7, 2017
The QLD Government has retrospectively banned the installation of battery storage systems for those homes currently on the 44 cent feed in tariff. The move it designed to prevent "behind the meter" battery systems being installed that will reduce the homes daytime electricity consumption thereby increasing the amount of electricity being exported to the grid.
A behind the meter battery system is one that is not connected to the power grid in anyway and is purely designed to run selected power circuits inside the home. If the homeowner requires these circuits to be swtiched back to grid power then the changeover switch must first disconnect the power before reconnecting it a few moments later.
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