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
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 (qld.gov.au) 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:
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