Feed-in-tariffs and exporting energy to the grid
The energy you buy from the grid is sometimes referred to as imported energy.
So, when your solar power system makes more energy than you need, the excess energy will be exported, provided that it’s permitted by your local distributor.
This may seem like a great opportunity to profit from your system – but there’s a catch.
The export rates your retailer offers you are very low – usually around 8c/kWh for small customers, and as low as 3c/kWh for large customers.
You might find your retailer is offering you a much higher export rate – up to 20c/kWh in some cases – but be warned. Often this comes at the cost of higher import rates.
We can help you decide which energy plan and solar power system size is perfect to get the most clean energy possible into your premises, at the lowest price.