Rebates on home insulation proved to be disastrous for the former Rudd government. The scheme attracted crooked installers, and was rorted from top to bottom. The solar panel rebate seems to be attracting the same type of dodgy installers.
A RANDOM audit has identified a high number of non-compliant solar installations.
A State Government audit of 300 household installations found more than half were non-compliant, including two considered a high risk of causing fires. It has prompted Energy Minister Michael O’Brien to order more random audits and warn higher-risk breaches and repeat offenders would result in prosecution.
“The South Australian Government takes electrical safety very seriously and won’t tolerate shoddy work,” Mr O’Brien said. The audit included 50 installations associated with complaints from the public.
Forty-four of those were found to have low-risk compliance issues, such as poor workmanship and untidy wiring, while one was rated a high-risk of causing a fire.
Forty-four per cent of the remaining installations had poor workmanship, and one was rated a high-risk of causing a fire.
I wonder how much carbon dioxide that’ll send into the atmosphere.