This very interesting peice from the Alternative Technology Association (who do some great work in this area) covering some lesser known or understood aspects of domestic solar installations.

Bottom line – if at all possible, please do not sell the renewable energy certificates (RECs) which you recieve as part of the package when installing a home solar system (hot water or electricity generation).

Solar-homes are selling-off their clean power to electricity retailers without knowing it, becasue they don’t understand the government’s solar policies, says the Alternative Technology Association (ATA).

Here’s the article in full.

They conducted a survey here which may be useful in discussions with/submissions to policticians.