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Industry leaders claim that shoddy work and poor safety standards are common.
Some top companies warned :-
With the support of government subsidies, Shonky operators are injecting a lot of money into the solar industry. -Dangerous non-
Tempered glass and inferior imported panels are being used to reduce costs. -
There is evidence that the facilities in Queensland are too poor and the panels may fall off the roof. -So-Called \"free\" 1.
Less than 5 KW units.
Concerned about the recurrence of the ceiling insulation disaster, resulting in a house fire and the death of four installers, they told the federal government that it was necessary to change the way subsidies were distributed to protect homeowners, and encourage sustainable industries.
Householders are currently eligible for a rooftop federal rebate of up to $6000
Installed solar system installed by certified operator.
In the past three years, about 20,000 such systems have been installed in Queensland.
But industry insiders have warned that some operators are cutting management fees to drum up business.
Adrian ferrito, managing director of solar stores in Australia, said some operators offer 1.
5 KW \"free\" installation, allowing government subsidies to cover the full cost.
\"When it\'s free, everyone and his dog will be certified and set up,\" he said . \".
\"We don\'t want a repeat of the ceiling insulation.
\"Mr. ferrareto said that it would cost $3 KW to $16,000 to provide a premium system of 17,000 solar energy for families. \"A 1.
\"The 5 KW system is really just enough to power your cabin,\" he said . \" He added that subsidies are only available to householders who are willing to contribute their own money.
\"If you have a 3 KW system, you will make parents more interested in what they pay.
You will also have a valuable solar system and we can make sure we continue to have a credible industry.
\"Greenbank Australia, Australia\'s largest independent trader of renewable energy certificates, revealed these dangers at a Senate assessment hearing in Canberra.
Greenbank chief Fiona O\'Hehir said: \"You actually have power generation on your roof, which is dangerous if you start installing cheap panels made of plain glass instead of tempered glass . \"
David McCallum, managing director of Australian Conergy, said some substandard facilities could fall off the roof.
\"You can. . .
\"There are 5 kg or 20 kg modules that fall off the roof line,\" he said . \".
Mr. ferrareto said he had photographic evidence in Queensland that Wood was used to protect solar installations.
\"This can rot and the installation will fall off,\" he said . \".
Industry insiders said that some operators are also installing low
Ron Boswell, a Queensland national Senate member who has been investigating the issue for several months, said that security issues are real, but he does not believe that these issues will be life-threatening at this stage.
\"Frankly, the department has told us that safeguards are in place, which is a cold comfort,\" Senator Boswell said . \".
\"More danger may be roating and the head of the scam.
\"The Australian Clean Energy Commission says the approach used by some solar panel installers is worrying.