John Grimes, CEO, Australian Solar Council, writes (25/8/15) in a media release:
"According to John Grimes, the Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council, this meant the review was conducted 'with one arm tied behind its back. The result? This decision delivers a transfer of wealth from solar PV owners to electricity retailers. Solar energy exported to the grid is sold to your neighbors at the full retail rate, often upwards of $0.25 per kilowatt-hour. So paying a solar owner $0.05 cents per kilowatt hour for that exported energy is simply unfair'.
This decision represents a direct attack on the hundreds of thousands of solar customers in Victoria. 'We call on the Victorian government to amend the legislation and conduct a fair review, including all of the true benefits of exported solar power, before next year. We need a fair price for solar in Victoria'. The Australian Solar Council is standing by to play a constructive role to bring fairness back to the feed in tariff assessment process in Victoria."