Solar power feed in tariffs in South Australia
Solar Power Feed-in Tariffs in South Australia
In South Australia, your potential earnings for electricity fed into the grid are calculated using the net metering system. Under this system only the electricity generated in excess of what you use is fed into the grid, and you receive a feed–in tariff per kWh for this electricity.
What you could potentially earn
- Customers who:
- connect to the electricity grid after 1 October 2011; or
- receive permission to connect a solar power system before 30 September 2013 and book the required meter installation within no more than 120 days from that date; and
- who are eligible for the SA Government Solar Feed-in Scheme, will receive 25.8 cents* per kWh for the first 45 kWh of electricity fed into the grid each day until 30 September 2016^ (comprised of the Scheme feed-in tariff of 16 cents* plus the retailer component of 9.8 cents*†); and 9.8 cents* per kWh thereafter for electricity fed into the grid each day (the amount of retailer component)†
- Customers with an existing solar installation may be eligible for different feed-in tariff amounts. Please visit the South Australia Government website or call AGL today on 131 245 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) for further information
- Even if you are not eligible for a feed-in tariff from the Government under the Scheme, AGL will pay you 9.8 cents* per kWh for electricity generated by your Solar PV System and fed into the electricity grid†
- Certain AGL electricity plans are not available to solar customers. AGL has a number of electricity plans that are available for solar customers. Please contact AGL on 131 245 to discuss which offers are available to you.
To find out more about the South Australian Solar Feed-in Scheme, visit the South Australian Government website.
It all adds up
Over time, the advantages of generating electricity through a Solar PV system can really work for you.
- With a Solar PV system, you might use less electricity from the grid, because the electricity your Solar PV system generates can help power your home. And using less electricity from the grid means less to pay on your bill.
- Also, if your Solar PV system generates more electricity than your home requires, you will receive credits on your bill for any excess electricity that is fed into the grid#
The time is now
It makes sense to install a solar power system whilst the government rebates and AGL’s feed–in tariff are still available.
* GST exclusive.
^ Subject to site eligibility for the South Australian Government Feed–in Scheme. Daily feed-in limits apply. The government’s feed-in tariff and daily feed-in limits may be subject to change without notice.
†Any solar feed-in tariff applied by AGL that is not regulated by the SA Government Feed-in Scheme may be varied by AGL.
# Credit amounts received are determined by continuing to meet applicable eligibility criteria.