Energy Matters CEO Jeremy Rich says the company is throwing a huge amount of resources into helping as many Queenslanders as possible secure a solar power system and submit the all-important feed in tariff application before the cut. "Energy Matters has been through all the boom and bust cycles in this industry. We expect and react quickly to the unexpected in terms of government policy- just like this announcement was." "Aside from our current Queensland solar sale and payment plan options, we will be open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and trading Saturday and Sunday up until the cut-off time. We're also bringing in additional resources to assist with feed in tariff applications." But Mr. Rich says households shouldn't wait until the last minute to buy a system. "We’re hoping the Queensland Government sticks to the July 9 deadline; but even assuming it does, people must act now as putting down a deposit on a solar power system is only the first step - there is also the feed in tariff application to deal with. While we'll be there every step of the way to help complete and submit documentation, customers need to supply the necessary information to us as quickly as possible." For applicants missing the deadline, the solar feed in tariff incentive rate in Queensland will be dropping from 44c to just 8c per kilowatt hour; plus a 6 - 8c retailer contribution. At the far more generous current rate, a 2.09kW solar power system installed in Brisbane can generate savings of up to $1,140 a year according to Energy Matters; making payback time very rapid and afterwards supplying what is essentially free electricity. A larger 4.09kW solar panel system can often wipe out a household's electricity bills altogether.