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Solar feed-in tariffs

What are Feed-in Tariffs?

A feed-in tariff is a rate the electricity supplier pays you for excess electricity that your solar power system feeds back into the grid. To make the most of your solar system, you should manage your time of power usage so that you comsume the power when it is generated during daylight hours (unless your Feed-in Tariff for electricity fed back into the grid is higher than the rate you pay per kWh).

Current FiT

State Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Retailer contribution  Max size Rate
ACT N/A

1:1

ActewAGL paying the same rate as the current electricity rate 

30kW 1:1
NSW
N/A

 0-8c

Rate negotiated with retailer, net and gross model

Depends on retailer

0-8c

QLD
8c

6c Origin

8c AGL

5kW

14c-16c

SA
N/A

2013-14 = 9.8c

2014 onwards to be determined by ESCOSA

First 45kWh per day

9.8c

TAS
8c

Transitional feed-in tariff of 8c per kWh - unit December 2013

Rate for 2014 to be confirmed

TBC

8c
VIC

8c

Negotiated with retailer

100kW

8c

WA N/A

7c for Synergy customers

Varies by location for Horizon Customers

5kW Synergy

Varies by location on Horizon grid

7c

Varies

Note: Beacon Solar urges you to shop around for a solar-friendly electricity retailer when considering accessing feed-in tariffs to ensure you understand any changes to their electricity bill once they have a system installed. Some retailers also offer an additional incentive over and above the legislated amount.

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