Solar panel rebates costing $150m in 16 months
Solar power is inefficient and expensive to install, and the kind of systems available for private homes produce pitifully little power - on average about 1kW, which is less than half of what is required to boil a kettle - and only that for a few hours in the middle of the day, if it's not cloudy. You can run the lights or the fridge, but not both. But nobody in government cares about the reality of this, because it makes us feel like we're saving the planet.
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