Game-changer: the new case for rooftop solar power

Game-changer: the new case for rooftop solar power
For years a green-tinged boondoggle, home-scale solar PV is starting to make economic sense. (Image: NZME)
Pattrick Smellie
It’s been a long time coming, but the day looks to have arrived.For the first time in New Zealand, it makes economic sense to install rooftop solar electricity generation.Up until now, solar at the household level has – to put it brutally – been little more than virtue-signalling and, for many of those who made the investment, expensive virtue-signalling at that.Unless you lived off the grid already, or had a strong reason to need your own back-up power source, rooftop solar electricity generation really hasn't made much s...

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