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Compare electricity plans with solar feed-in tariffs

The best feed-in tariffs between states range from 10c/kWh to 22c/kWh. But these shouldn’t be your only deciding factor.

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Compare electricity plans for solar across Australia to find yourself the best deal.
Providers Average Electricity Price Solar Feed-in Tariff Compare prices

Origin

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$1,820
  • 2.0c - 20.0c
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AGL

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$1,410
  • 5.0c - 10.0c
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EnergyAustralia Energy Australia logo
$1,860
  • 7.6c - 10.0c
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Simply Energy Picture not described
$2,000
  • 5.5c
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Energy Locals energy locals logo
$1,700
  • 7.0c
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Note: These are the top 5 ranked plans in New South Wales. See more and learn how we rated these providers at the link above.

Providers Average Electricity Price Solar Feed-in Tariff Compare prices

AGL

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$
  • 6.7c
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Powershop powershop logo
$1,129
  • 6.7c
Alinta alinta logo
$
  • 6.7c

Origin

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$1,299
  • 6.7c - 20.0c
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Energy Australia Energy Australia logo
$1,284
  • 7.1c - 10.0c
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Note: These are the top 5 ranked plans in Victoria. See more and learn how we rated these providers at the link above.

Providers Average Electricity Price Solar Feed-in Tariff Compare prices
Alinta alinta logo
$
  • 0.0c - 8.0c

Origin

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$1,690
  • 2.0c - 12.0c
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Simply Energy Picture not described
$1,455
  • 4.5c
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Dodo dodo
$1,610
  • 5.0c - 8.5c
Energy Australia Energy Australia logo
$1,800
  • 6.6c - 10.0c
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Note: These are the top 5 ranked plans in Queensland. See more and learn how we rated these providers at the link above.

Providers Average Electricity Price Solar Feed-in Tariff Compare prices
Powershop powershop logo
$2,230
  • 0.0c - 3.0c

Origin

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$2,170
  • 3.0c - 12.0c
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AGL

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$2,030
  • 5.0c - 10.0c
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Simply Energy Picture not described
$
  • 4.5c
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Alinta alinta logo
$1,860
  • 8.0c

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Note: These are the top 5 ranked plans in South Australia. See more and learn how we rated these providers at the link above.

Providers Average Electricity Price Solar Feed-in Tariff Compare prices
CovaU covau energy logo
$1,450
  • 0.0c - 6.5c
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Elysian Energy elysian energy logo
$
  • 7.0c - 9.0c
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Energy Locals energy locals logo
$2,000
  • 6.6c
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1st Energy 1st Energy logo
$
  • 6.5c - 10.0c
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Aurora Energy aurora_logo
$2,030
  • 6.5c
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Note: These are the top 5 ranked plans in Tasmania. See more and learn how we rated these providers at the link above.

Providers Average electricity price Solar feed-in tariff Compare prices

Origin

Origin Energy logo
$2,280
  • 7.0c - 14.0c
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ActewAGL Actewagl logo
$1,671
  • 5.5c - 12.0c
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Energy Australia Energy Australia logo
$2,380
  • 7.6c - 10.0c
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Red Energy Red Energy logo
$1,660
  • 6.0c
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Energy Locals energy locals logo
$1,810
  • 7.0c
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Note: These are the top 5 ranked plans in the ACT. See more and learn how we rated these providers at the link above.

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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Estimate your total power bill

Input your energy usage (check your most recent bill) to get the most accurate cost estimate for your household.

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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 electricity provider in Australia offers the best 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 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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