SA Solar Feed in Tariff
Information on the 2015 Solar FIT (feed in tariff)
Feed in tariffs or FiT’s are state based systems that require electricity providers to pay for, or credit, any electricity that a solar system puts into the grid (your local electricity network) based on kW/ hrs(kilowatt hours).
The Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) has released a price determination for the solar minimum retailer payment that applies from 1 January 2015 until 31 December 2016. The minimum retailer payment is 5.3 c/kWh, excluding GST. It is the electricity retailer who pays the feed in tariff and they may pay more than the minimum 5.3 cents.
One of our customers recently bought in their AGL bill for deciphering and they were being credited 8 cents per kilowatt hour that their system put back into the grid.
Beware of offers from door to door solar sales people offering 20 or 30 cents per kilowatt hour, as from what we have seen of this the long, long list of conditions and the price they charge for the system is simply a sales gimmick and produces no real advantages.