There are two main types of rebates that customers with solar power can be eligible for:

Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)

STCs are electronic certificates created when eligible solar power systems or solar water heaters are installed. 

Government rebates

Governments may offer rebates to support solar panel installations. To find out more, check out your state government website to see if there are any government rebates currently available.  

Feed-in tariffs

A feed-in tariff (FiT) is a credit customers for any unused electricity that their solar power system sends back to the power grid. It's usually a set rate per kilowatt hour and paid as a credit on electricity bills.

Australian state governments used to fund feed-in tariff schemes, but they are now closed for new customers. Retailers, like us, do still provide some feed-in tariffs, depending on what state you’re in and the size of your system. To give you an indication of what rate you may be eligible for, here's a table of our current feed-in tariffs.

 

Single rate FiT

State EnergyAustralia feed-in tariff
Victoria 12.0 cents per kWh^
New South Wales 12.5 cents per kWh^
South Australia 15 cents per kWh^
Queensland 16.1 cents per kWh^

Currently, with a retailer FiT, you’re paid one rate for any excess energy that you export out to the grid.

 

Time of use FiT

State Peak
(3pm-9pm Weekdays)
Shoulder
(7am-3pm, 9pm-10pm Weekdays;
7am-10pm Weekends)
Off Peak
(10pm-7am everyday)
Victoria 14.6 cents per kWh^ 11.6 cents per kWh^ 9.9 cents per kWh^

For residential customers in Victoria, the time of use (TOU) FiT will pay varying rates that better reflect demand on the grid at different times of the day. Currently, you have a choice of either the single rate FiT or a TOU FiT.

 

^ Rates are GST exclusive. We’ll pay you GST if you’re a business customer registered for GST and provide us with your Australian Business Number (ABN). Our rates will generally be adjusted annually, and we’ll notify you in advance when this happens.

Feed-in tariffs (FiT) are paid to eligible customers in accordance with our solar FiT Terms & Conditions.

If you're a new customer call 1800 171 209 to switch your plan or electricity to EnergyAustralia.

If you're an existing EnergyAustralia customer call 1800 703 035 to add a feed-in tariff to your plan.

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