Australia’s solar households have seen their feed-in tariffs fall in recent years. At one time, people signing up to the Queensland government’sSolar Bonus Scheme got 44c per kWh of power fed back to the grid. Anyone who signed up to it before July 2012 will carry on getting this rate until 2028, in fact, but it’s not looking like these dizzy heights will be reached again any time soon.
There’s some good news, though
While lots of QLD households schlub around on feed-in tariffs of around 10c per kWh right now, it is possible to get tariffs of 20c if you sign up to AGL.
This tariff is also tied in for 24 months, so you don’t need to worry about it suddenly dropping because the energy provider has reserved the right to do just that. You’ll also get a $50 credit on your bill if you sign up online.
You don’t have to get your panels from AGL
It doesn’t matter where you bought your solar power system from, you can sign up to AGL and get your tariff and your credit (as long as you haven’t had a bill-credit paid to you within the last 12 months.
Of course, it makes sense to buy your panels, inverter and (if you’re planning to use one) your battery from a trusted provider or installer. One of QLD’s most reputable solar providers is Halcol so if you’re looking for new equipment, not just a new energy provider, then give us a call on 0754388133.
The small print…
The 20c per kWh feed-in offer is limited to systems of up to 10kW in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.
The AGL Solar Savers 20c per kWh tariff is composed of AGL’s own retailer feed-in tariff and a bonus feed-in tariff of 9.4c in Queensland. This bonus is 8.7c in Victoria, 8.9c in New South Wales and 3.7c in South Australia.