Why is this segment called “solar homes policy launch”? It is actually a
Greens campaign policy overview. There are a lot of good policies in there.
Unfortunately, solar homes is not one of the good policies. There is
already sufficient renewable generation capacity to meet NZ demand, and it
would be much more cost effective to build another geothermal plant or
improve the efficiency of the hydro system if we actually needed any more
power. The problem NZ faces is winter evening and morning peak demand.
Solar PV is not a match for that. In fact, most of NZ (outside of the
Nelson area) has such poor solar resource that it is a waste of valuable
resources to put PV there. PV on Homes is also a very anti-equity policy.
Or is the policy actually to put solar PV on state homes? The insulation
scheme is MUCH better for people’s health and the environment and the power
supply system. What points are trying to be scored with “Solar PV on
Homes?” Not a good policy.
This is the way forward. A country’s wealth lies in its PEOPLE. Go Green
Party for not only investing in people, but having the foresight to invest
in Green Energy, fulfilling New Zealand’s Clean Green image and thereby
making New Zealand prosper!
Go on this website and calculate your own possible solar generation. Then,
compare to Aus. Then – get the real facts about Germany. The Solar PV
policy has been a disaster in many ways. The only way Germany has to deal
with the solar PV it has installed is because it can dump it on the rest of
Europe, who doesn’t it really want it at that time either. Don’t get
yourself all excited about solar being the solution to a problem that you