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06-06-2021

Re: What is the benefit of the virtual power plant?

This article was partially helpful, but you need another button other than YES or NO.Why not make a small payment each quarterly bill for the home battery, so that the charge is not such a big hip-pocket hit?And, further, why not disconnect from the grid completely? That in itself would lower demand on the grid.Finally, has anyone considered upgrading the bloody GRID?I abhore the idea that power utilities can pay me 11c per Kw, then charge three times that amount to other non-panel owners. It s ...
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06-06-2021

Road Tax for EVs?? Counter-productive

The Victorian government is in the process of designing a road user tax (R.U.T. - so appropriate a description of many of our roads!). Other states are, foolishly, thinking along these lines. This will have the effect of DISCOURAGING EV UPTAKE. How come politicians are so insensitive to their electorate AND to the environment?AH, you say, they need something to take the place of the current (no pun intended) fuel excise. It's the same tax that's charged on spirits, cigarettes etc. Don' ...
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06-06-2021

Re: The Pros and Cons of an Electric Vehicle (EV)

I have not actually DRIVEN a Tesla Mk 3, but a friend took me for a drive to show me the features of his car. I must say I came home mighty impressed.He charges his car at home by simply plugging it into his 15 AMP power point in his garage. He has over 20 solar panels to offset the electricity charge,The car steered itself around corners, recognised speed signs, and accelerated like a sports car.I WANT ONE!But why are they so DEAR?Then I found out that the Chinese manufactured BYD EV will arr ...
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