There are many people across Australia, nay, around the world, who rely on "free" power from
the sun, courtesy of the solar cells mounted on their roofs.
For many of those, solar power is their only source of power:
typically, these are people who live too far away from the electricity grid to
make connection economic. For them, the somewhat questionable economic returns
of solar power don't come into the equation: if you want power, you have to make
As we mentioned in that feature, the basic choices are hydro,
wind, bio-mass or solar. And while there are plenty of micro-hydro systems, wind
generators and even some small-scale bio-mass systems, by far the largest
percentage of people opt for solar power.
However, there are many others, city and country who, for many
reasons -environmental, experimental, (or perhaps just plain mental!) have
decided that they too would like some of this "free" power.