Department of Energy and Water Supply

The benefits of solar

You can benefit from your solar system by using the power it generates in your home and by exporting any excess power to the grid. You may be eligible for a payment for exported solar energy. This payment is called a feed-in tariff.

In South East Queensland, residential customers can get a market feed-in tariff direct from their electricity retailer. There's no mandated rate for power exported to the grid, because retailers offer competitive, market-based tariff rates. This means you can also shop around for a better deal.

Customers who live in regional Queensland can access a regional feed-in tariff, and will soon be able to choose between a flat and a time-varying tariff.

The former Solar Bonus Scheme feed-in tariff of 44 cents per kilowatt hour is no longer available to new customers.

Last updated:
18 November 2016
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