Compare solar electricity plans and feed-in tariffs by state

The best feed-in tariffs available can range from 10 to 17 cents per kWh depending on where you're based.

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Compare solar feed-in tariffs in your state

Name Product Details Electricity Price (Annual) Difference from Reference Price Apply Description
Powershop Super Solar
Basic Plan Information
Powershop Super Solar

$1,436
13c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
5% less
Red Energy Red Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information
Red Energy Red Solar Saver

$1,499
6c-12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
1% less
Simply Solar
Basic Plan Information
Simply Solar

$1,512
12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
AGL Solar Savers
Basic Plan Information
AGL Solar Savers

$1,512
5c-15c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
EnergyAustralia Solar Max
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Solar Max

$1,512
7.6c-10c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
• Annual estimate includes $50 sign up credit for new customers
Globird Energy Solarplus
Basic Plan Information
Globird Energy Solarplus

$1,556
3c-17c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
3% more
• Annual estimate includes $50 sign up credit for new customers
• Conditional discounts not included
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 3900 kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 18542 MJ per year. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Product Details Electricity Price (annual) Difference from Default offer Apply Description
Simply Solar
Energy Fact Sheet
Simply Solar
Energy Fact Sheet
Simply Solar

$1,351
11c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
AGL Solar Savers
Energy Fact Sheet
AGL Solar Savers
Energy Fact Sheet
AGL Solar Savers

$1,351
5.2c-15c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
EnergyAustralia Solar Max

$1,355
5.4c-10c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
2% more
• Annual estimate includes $50 sign up credit for new customers
OVO Energy Solar Plan
Energy Fact Sheet
OVO Energy Solar Plan
Energy Fact Sheet
OVO Energy Solar Plan

$1,554
12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
15% more
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 4000 kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 46000 MJ per year. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Product Details Electricity Price (annual) Difference from Reference price Apply Description
Origin Solar Lite Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Solar Lite Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Solar Lite Variable

$1,522
2c-5c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
6% less
Origin Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information
Origin Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information
Origin Solar Boost

$1,620
5c-12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
EnergyAustralia Solar Max
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Solar Max
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Solar Max

$1,620
6.6c-10c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
AGL Solar Savers
Basic Plan Information
AGL Solar Savers
Basic Plan Information
AGL Solar Savers

$1,620
5c-15c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
sumo Solar Advantage
Basic Plan Information
sumo Solar Advantage
Basic Plan Information
sumo Solar Advantage

$1,620
7c-12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
OVO Energy Solar Plan
Basic Plan Information
OVO Energy Solar Plan
Basic Plan Information
OVO Energy Solar Plan

$1,591
14c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
2% less
• Annual estimate includes $190 sign up credit for new customers
• Prepaid solar plan with monthly fixed direct debit
OVO Energy Basic Solar Plan
Basic Plan Information
OVO Energy Basic Solar Plan
Basic Plan Information
OVO Energy Basic Solar Plan

$1,645
14c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
2% more
• Annual estimate includes $190 sign up credit for new customers
• Postpaid solar plan to be paid by due date
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 4600 kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 8000 MJ per year. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Product Details Electricity Price (annual) Difference from Reference Price Apply Description
Origin Solar Lite Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Solar Lite Variable
Basic Plan Information
Origin Solar Lite Variable

$1,674
2c-5c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
9% less
OVO Energy Solar Plan
Basic Plan Information
OVO Energy Solar Plan
Basic Plan Information
OVO Energy Solar Plan

$1,795
12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
2% less
• Annual estimate includes $190 sign up credit for new customers
• Prepaid solar plan with monthly fixed direct debit
Origin Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information
Origin Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information
Origin Solar Boost

$1,839
5c-12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
Simply Solar
Basic Plan Information
Simply Solar
Basic Plan Information
Simply Solar

$1,840
9c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
AGL Solar Savers
Basic Plan Information
AGL Solar Savers
Basic Plan Information
AGL Solar Savers

$1,840
5c-15c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
OVO Energy Basic Solar Plan
Basic Plan Information
OVO Energy Basic Solar Plan
Basic Plan Information
OVO Energy Basic Solar Plan

$1,854
12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
1% more
• Annual estimate includes $190 sign up credit for new customers
• Postpaid solar plan to be paid by due date
EnergyAustralia Solar Max
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Solar Max
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Solar Max

$1,877
8.5c-10c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
2% more
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 4000 kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 14000 MJ per year. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.
Name Product Details Electricity Price (annual estimate) Difference from Reference price Apply Description
ActewAGL Solar Saver
Basic Plan Information
ActewAGL Solar Saver

$2,065
8c - 12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
0%
Origin Solar Boost
Basic Plan Information
Origin Solar Boost

$2,209
8c-12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
7% more
EnergyAustralia Solar Max
Basic Plan Information
EnergyAustralia Solar Max

$2,299
7.6c-10c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
11% more
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The annual estimated electricity prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 6100 kWh yearly on a single rate tariff. The annual estimated gas prices are based on a residential customer who consumes 20000 MJ per year. Your actual bill may vary depending on your consumption.

How do I find the best solar electricity plan?

Solar owners need to take into account a few factors when choosing a solar plan for their home.

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Shopping around is key to getting yourself the best energy deal for solar. Compare plans available in your area before committing to one.

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Solar export and feed-in tariffs

How much will you be exporting back to the grid? Sustainability Victoria says that most solar systems export 50–70% of their power. If you opt for a provider with a low feed-in tariff (FiT), your power bill credits will also be small.

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Check kWh prices

Opting for the highest FiT isn't always beneficial. Some electricity plans offer a very high FiT but only to a limited amount of kilowatt-hours (kWh). Others may offer a decent FiT but a high kWh price at night. In some instances, electricity plans made specifically for solar owners have a different pricing altogether and include a higher daily fixed charge.

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Benefit period and discount conditions

Make sure to read the fine print before choosing an electricity plan. Some plans may have restrictions on the size of an eligible system. There could also be export limits or declining FiT after your benefit period has expired.

Which provider in Australia offers the best solar feed-in tariffs?

Feed-in tariffs vary widely depending on your state, energy provider and plan. For the table below, we've listed the plan with the highest feed-in tariff by state.

  • Watch out for: Many of the highest feed-in tariffs have special conditions, such as restricting the size of your solar system or only applying to a small amount of exported energy per day.
StateProvider - planFeed-in tariff
ACTActewAGL - Solar Plus10c/kWh
NSWMojo Power - G'day Sunshine22c/kWh (for the first 5kWh/day, then 7.5c/kWh after)
QLDMojo Power - G'day Sunshine18c/kWh (for the first 5kWh/day, then 5.5c/kWh after)
SADiscover Energy - Solar Smart16c/kWh (for the first 3.3kWh/day, then 10c/kWh for the next 3.3kWh)
VIC1st Energy - 1st Solar Bonus11.7c/kWh
TAS1st Energy - 1st Solar Bonus10c/kWh

High solar feed-in tariffs vs usage rates: Which is better?

Higher feed-in tariffs can look attractive on paper but most plans with higher FiTs likely have a more costly usage rate. This means you'll end up paying more to buy additional energy from the grid if you ever need to.

To find the best feed-in tariff for your home, you need to consider the following:

  • How much grid energy you use per day. The more power you pay for, the more important it is to have a low usage rate.
  • How much solar you export. If you don't buy much power but export heaps to the grid, a high FiT could drive down your bill.

Here are the benefits and drawbacks of seeking out higher feed-in tariffs:

Pros

  • Turn your unused solar energy into rebates. Feed-in tariffs let you convert excess energy into a credit on your bill.
  • Encourage environment-friendly energy. Feed-in tariffs are a decent incentive to make eco-friendly solar generation more cost-effective.
  • High-export houses can benefit. If your house runs on mostly solar power already and you have some to spare for export, getting a high tariff has no downsides.

Cons

  • Feed-in tariffs are much lower than usage rates. You save far more money by using your solar power and not buying grid power rather than exporting it.
  • High feed-in tariffs mean higher usage rates. Plans that boost your export price almost always make it pricier to buy power from the grid too.
  • Strict eligibility requirements. Retailers often limit their highest rate to the following:
    • ◦ Customers with solar systems under a certain size (usually ~10kW)
    • ◦ The first few kWh exported per day (typically ≤5kWh)
    • ◦ The first 6–12 months of your plan
    • ◦ Customers who purchased their solar system through the retailer

If you're worried that feed-in tariffs won't really cover your costs, consider investing in a solar battery to reduce your reliance on grid power. These extend the time it takes for your solar system to pay itself off but can be an excellent long-term investment.

Good to know. FiTs are less important than they used to be. Back in the day, you would be paid up to 60c/kWh for each bit of energy exported. These days, you'll be lucky to get paid more than 10c/kWh in most states.

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