Saturday, May 14th, 2011
Tony Thornton, Chief Executive Officer of Solar Shop Australia, has slammed regional power provider Horizon for its decision to suspend the installation of rooftop solar panels in the West Australian town of Canarvon, saying it sets a worrying precedent for power providers across the country.

“There is an inherent need for power providers to take ownership of problems associated with outdated power networks and start preparing them for renewable energy,” Mr Thornton said.

“Clearly the people are speaking by continuously investing in solar energy solutions and it is up to the network operators to find ways of integrating the technology rather than halt its progress.

“Large coal energy providers continue to dictate deployment of renewable energy and coerce rising electricity prices, while homeowners are left to pay the price.

“The rapid uptake of solar in Carnarvon is extremely positive and residents should not be penalised for Horizon’s lack of foresight and ingenuity.

“Solar is an intelligent, sustainable and cost effective energy source, and homeowners should not be left at the mercy of power companies who are determined to maintain their monopoly on the market and slow the inevitable and necessary spread of renewable energy.”

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