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 (D-FiT) for electricity fed back into the grid.
Both the R-FiT and the D-FiT are credited on solar customers' electricity bills issued by electricity retailers. Customers who obtain approval to connect on or after 1 October 2013 are only entitled to the R-FiT.
Under the legislation, SA Power Networks must pay eligible solar customers for solar power fed into the grid (limited to the first 45kWh exported to the grid each day*);
- 44c/kWh for those that connected, or obtained SA Power Networks’ approval to connect, the PV unit prior to 30 September 2011.
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
||D-FiT from SA Power Networks
(Before 1 October 2011)
(From 1 October 2013)
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
*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.