Solar Energy in Queensland

A guide to solar energy in Queensland – tariffs, government and more!

Feed-in tariffs depend on the supplier – here is a table of the current situation – prices are current as of 24.03.17

Customers who applied for the Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme before 10 July 2012 and maintain their eligibility can continue to receive a feed-in tariff of 44 cents. Be aware these grandfathered plans are at least 400% more generous than anything you’ll get in 2017 so check before making any changes that may affect your 0.44c! This feed-in tariff is closed to new solar customers and will expire in 2028.

The feed-in tariff is generally from 6-11c per kWh as per the below:

AGL: 6c / kWh

Click Energy: 6-10-11c / kWh

EnergyAustralia: 6c / kWh

Ergon: 7.448c / kWh (click here to learn more about signing up for the Hybrid Energy Service for $89 / month and no setup costs)

Origin: 6c / kWh (7.448c/kWh for Southern QLD (essential distribution patch) (12c available if you buy solar PV system from Origin and sign up to 24 month plan)

The feed-in tariff for regional Queensland is set each year by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) and was 6.348c from July 1, 2015 and upped to 7.448c as of July 1, 2016

Solar Battery Deals in Brisbane and Queensland

  • EnergyMatters have a deal on solar+battery for their 10th birthday. They’re offering 50% off your Envoy Monitor when ordering a 4kW+ Enphase PV system or 3+ Enphase batteries. Click here to learn more.
  • zCell have a list of available installers here – you’ll need to contact them for a quote.

Other helpful websites:

  • The Queensland Government website ( has a helpful page on your rights when buying solar and a process for complaints and scams – click here to view
  • DEWS (The Department of Energy and Water Supply) have a page with information about solar energy in qld, FIT (feed-in tariffs), QLD’s solar future, and solar for business.
  • You can also read about Ergon Energy’s solar battery storage trials in Queensland on the DEWS site.
  • Ergon have some information on the trials in Townsville (known as the Hybrid Energy Service)

Brisbane Suburb Solar Power Statistics:

Suburb Postcode Count Installed Solar PV Capacity (kW)
BUDERIM 4556 3537 11987.9
CABOOLTURE 4510 2553 9671.306
NARANGBA 4504 2528 9559.93
FOREST LAKE 4078 2683 8814.7
MORAYFIELD 4506 2291 8564.35
HELENSVALE 4212 2338 8472.18
UPPER COOMERA 4209 2199 8337.55
NORTH LAKES 4509 2111 7902.08
CAPALABA 4157 2179 7687.14
SUNNYBANK HILLS 4109 2274 7450.07
DECEPTION BAY 4508 2067 7422.21
JIMBOOMBA 4280 1908 7382.89
ALBANY CREEK 4035 2044 7336.8
BURPENGARY 4505 1928 7233.15
BRACKEN RIDGE 4017 2131 7198.94
REDLAND BAY 4165 1980 7160.54
KALLANGUR 4503 2068 7139.64
CARINDALE 4152 1961 7127.06
ALEXANDRA HILLS 4161 2090 7105.7

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