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« Reply #250 on: November 23, 2018, 08:38:58 PM »
Solar and batteries is going to get a big push soon with all these gov grants

Yes, but they're taxpayer funded, not grants....
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« Reply #251 on: November 23, 2018, 08:39:14 PM »
My Nbn is great. We have fiber optic and it’s been realiable and fast


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« Reply #252 on: November 23, 2018, 10:31:26 PM »
I sell my power to the grid for 7cents kw, and buy it back for 25 cents kw, so yes I do subsidise power.

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« Reply #253 on: November 24, 2018, 07:53:44 AM »
....with the help of subsidies that come at someone else's expense, but that's another discussion....

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And you have my gratitude  :cup:

My system has been paid for by the power it has generated and supplied to the grid.  Haven’t paid an electricity bill in 8 years and am still getting a yearly cheque for the excess.  Just wished I could have afforded (or you could have subsidised) a bigger system at time of install.

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« Reply #254 on: November 24, 2018, 09:28:15 AM »
Yes, but they're taxpayer funded, not grants....

Everything the govt does is taxpayer funded!!
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« Reply #255 on: November 24, 2018, 09:31:18 AM »
And you have my gratitude  :cup:

My system has been paid for by the power it has generated and supplied to the grid.  Haven’t paid an electricity bill in 8 years and am still getting a yearly cheque for the excess.  Just wished I could have afforded (or you could have subsidised) a bigger system at time of install.

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Same here/  6kw system with a 5 kw inverter. I paid $11000 7 years ago.  Well and truly paid for itself.   $1000 in the black from last weeks electricity bill.

Susidised?  No more than my taxes paying for pensioners, newstart, public hospitals, govt vehicles etc.etc.... I have another 10 years at the 44cent subsidy.  Luckiily I was smart enough to jump in when I did...probably one of the few long term plans I put into action..
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« Reply #256 on: November 24, 2018, 01:24:13 PM »
Sorry for the hijack.
Biggest problem with Domestic Solar.
The Power delivery people don't allow extra capacity in the system to cope with the power delivered in the local neighbourhood.
So you get a system that's perfect, up till it enters the delivery area. 
Then all the Domestic Contributions, with their unreliable quantities due to weather/time of day etc., destabilize the amount needed to cope.
It's a far greater problem than people randomly turning things on and off.
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« Reply #257 on: November 24, 2018, 02:08:07 PM »
Everything the govt does is taxpayer funded!!

Correct, but many seem to miss that fact.....
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« Reply #258 on: November 24, 2018, 02:35:33 PM »
Correct, but many seem to miss that fact.....

Absolutely spot on Geoff.
And they are entrusted with spending our tax, wisely, with transparency, for future proofing our community.
Something the politicians don't seem to understand.
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« Reply #259 on: November 24, 2018, 03:42:34 PM »
Sorry for the hijack.
Biggest problem with Domestic Solar.
The Power delivery people don't allow extra capacity in the system to cope with the power delivered in the local neighbourhood.
So you get a system that's perfect, up till it enters the delivery area. 
Then all the Domestic Contributions, with their unreliable quantities due to weather/time of day etc., destabilize the amount needed to cope.
It's a far greater problem than people randomly turning things on and off.
The current network was never designed for large amounts of energy coming back into the distribution network.

When the initial 44c rebate on solar came in, distribution networks had to adjust (and still are) to cope with the energy being pushed back onto the grid.

Those continual network adjustments cost money.  That money has to be gotten from somewhere...

Have a guess where?


Anyway, sorry for the thread hijack.  Maybe we should get this one back to the NBN...

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Re: NBN. What is your experience so far.
« Reply #260 on: November 24, 2018, 05:24:26 PM »
No NBN for me and I am in Melbourne, a little rural but on the fringe. If I want it its going to be satellite for us.

Have had a heap of trouble of late with my copper lines (18Km for the exchange with 10018 joins along the way) and its finally fixed, I know get 4 mbps at the best of times, woohoo

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« Reply #261 on: November 25, 2018, 12:07:18 PM »
Susidised?  No more than my taxes paying for pensioners, newstart, public hospitals, govt vehicles etc.etc.... I have another 10 years at the 44cent subsidy.  Luckiily I was smart enough to jump in when I did...probably one of the few long term plans I put into action..

The issue with the FIT is that is effectively a poor tax,  it's not the Gov who subsidises it, it's increased charges on those who don't have solar that do, that not only ensured that those who can't afford a house were locked out of the scheme, but also had to pay for those who took advantage it.

I'm not having a go at anyone who took advantage of it, but those who instigated it or anyone who thinks it's a good system as it's anything but.
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« Reply #262 on: November 25, 2018, 08:02:20 PM »
I reckon the FIT scheme is better than great, it is brilliant.  Thanks again to those who subsidised my solar instal and now my electricity refund  :cup: :cup: :cup:

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« Reply #263 on: November 27, 2018, 09:20:56 AM »
I reckon the FIT scheme is better than great, it is brilliant.  Thanks again to those who subsidised my solar instal and now my electricity refund  :cup: :cup: :cup:

KB


I,ll drink to that.   Maybe it was the car industry or mining companies who are subsidised many billions of dollars that helped?   :cheers:

I have nbn...has been great for the 3 years it has been connected.
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« Reply #264 on: November 27, 2018, 09:08:37 PM »
Back to the NBN - we’re fixed wireless and working well.
Non standard install as signal too weak on roof but seems they allow for up 70m of trenching, so antenna mounted across the other side of the garden.
Neat job all round.
Disappointed to start with- but then upgraded router and bingo. 👍
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« Reply #265 on: November 27, 2018, 09:12:43 PM »
Can’t complain about our speeds



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« Reply #266 on: November 28, 2018, 05:39:42 AM »
Can’t complain about our speeds



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« Reply #267 on: November 28, 2018, 06:14:06 AM »
Can’t complain about our speeds

Jeeze, we had NBN connected last week and your Upload speed is higher than our download speed ?
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« Reply #268 on: November 28, 2018, 06:31:07 AM »
When they installed NBN to our area, they said we all had paired phone lines and there wasn’t enough room at the exchange for us to have ADSL. So for 7 years we suffered with Wireless which was fast, unreliable as we have bad phone service and expensive. I think we paid $60 for 8 gig.
So they ran all new fiber down the street and up to the house and straight into the NBN box in the house. There is no copper line used, so all the phone points though out the house are dead.
It took 2 years from start to finish to get NBN and everyone in the street was so excited to get what others have had as normal internet for years ha ha


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« Reply #269 on: November 28, 2018, 07:42:51 AM »
A mate has just moved from the GC to Can'tberra :-\

He went from NBN with ~40 meg download up here to ADSL with 0.8 meg down there :'(

Absolutely fantastic for our Nations capital >:D

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« Reply #270 on: December 03, 2018, 02:18:15 PM »
We got NBN50 FTTN through iiNet at our place, has been mostly good! A bit too many times for a while where the signal would drop out, but have only observed that once in the past month now. Node box is only a couple of houses away on the other side of the road so can't complain about speeds - usually between 45 & 48Mbps down & 17 to 19 up.
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« Reply #271 on: December 04, 2018, 11:47:12 AM »
A mate has just moved from the GC to Can'tberra :-\

He went from NBN with ~40 meg download up here to ADSL with 0.8 meg down there :'(

Absolutely fantastic for our Nations capital >:D

"Supposed" to go back on to NBN next year ::)

Fizzie that's really strange, most of Canberra has had VDSL2 (FTTN) internet for many many years since ~ 2009.... way before most of the country.   

We've got it at our Canberra shop in Fyshwick. I nearly accidentally signed up for an ADSL account there thinking no choice...

It's only available through iiNET.

Typical speed for that is 65mbps.  We've found it reliable & fast.

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« Reply #272 on: December 05, 2018, 08:18:56 AM »
Thanks Jon, I'll pass that on.

It's a bit strange as I know he went with TPG - aren't they the same as iiNet ???

He was also saying that TPG Manilla said he had to change his e-mail address as his old address was from NBN internet so it wouldn't work on the ADSL connection ???, who knows ???

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« Reply #273 on: December 05, 2018, 01:57:10 PM »
Thanks Jon, I'll pass that on.

It's a bit strange as I know he went with TPG - aren't they the same as iiNet ???

He was also saying that TPG Manilla said he had to change his e-mail address as his old address was from NBN internet so it wouldn't work on the ADSL connection ???, who knows ???

TPG took over iinet and there were fears the latter’s well regarded customer service would be affected but my experience as a long time customer has been good. Usually talk to someone in Auckland or Cape Town when I have an issue, which is rare.

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« Reply #274 on: December 05, 2018, 03:55:56 PM »
We just got connected with TPG today. Our desktop computer couldn't see the new NBN router so our computer bloke came out and installed a WiFi card in the box. Now works a treat.
But upload and download speeds are just 20 megathings while our plan says 44.5 typical evening speed, so we'll see. TPG have been great to deal with.
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