South Australia Solar Facts

In South Australia solar customers are entitled to receive a feed-in tariff (R-FiT) from electricity retailers, and a feed-in tariff from the electricity distributor, SA Power Networks for electricity fed back into the grid.

R-FiT

ESCOSA determined that electricity retailers are required to provide a minimum feed-in tariff to solar customers of 6.8c/kWh from 1 January 2016.

Alinta Energy solar customers can expect to receive the below feed-in credit based on their class under the South Australian Feed-In Tariff scheme from 1 January 2016 (nominal cents/kWh GST inclusive)

Alinta Energy solar customers can expect to receive the below feed-in credit based on their class under the South Australian Feed-In Tariff scheme from 8 September 2014 (nominal cents/kWh GST inclusive)

PV Installation/Approval Date R-FiT from electricity retailers Total
Class 1
(Before 1 October 2011)
6.8c/kWh 50.8c/kWh
Class 2
(From 1 October 2013)
6.8c/kWh 6.8c/kWh

For more information on solar in South Australia visit the South Australian Government website at www.sa.gov.au.

For more information regarding feed-in tariffs visit the ESCOSA website at www.escosa.sa.gov.au.

Feed in Tariffs terms and conditions (SA)
Application form (SA)

*The limit on energy exported to the grid of 45 kWh per day does not apply to customers who received approval to connect before 31 August 2010 and installed and connected their PV unit prior to 29 January 2012.