Solar Power Feed In Tariff Information


Victoria's Feed-In-Tariffs

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Feed-in tariffs reward people who are producing their own renewable energy by allowing them to receive a financial return for the excess power they feed into the grid.
Eligible customers with small scale solar PV systems can now apply for the new Transitional Feed-in Tariff,
which has replaced the closed Premium Feed-in Tariff scheme. For larger systems above 5 kilowatts, and other types of renewable energy, a Standard Feed-in Tariff is available.

The State Government is conducting a review of feed-in tariffs, carried out by the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (VCEC). The review will examine if feed-in tariffs are the most effective and economically responsible way to support Victorians to generate solar power. Results are expected in 2012.

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Applying for feed-in tariffs
Installing solar is a big investment and it can be a complex process. It’s essential that you do your research up front so you can make a considered decision on whether solar is right for you. Advice and step by step information provided here can help you through the process.

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Transitional Feed-in Tariff for solar
The Transitional Feed-in Tariff started 1 January 2012 and is open to new applicants. The Transitional Feed-in Tariff scheme provides a guaranteed minimum credit of 25c for eligible customers feeding electricity back into the grid.

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Standard Feed-in Tariff
Victoria’s Standard Feed-in Tariff is available to people whose solar generating capacity is greater than 5 and less than 100 kilowatts in size, and remains available to other forms of renewable energy, such as wind, hydro and biomass, for customers who have a system size less than 100 kilowatts. It allows eligible customers to sign up and receive a "one-for-one" rate for their excess electricity.

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Premium Feed-in Tariff for solar
The Premium Feed-in Tariff started in late 2009 and is now closed to new applicants. It offered eligible customers with small-scale solar systems of five kilowatts or less a credit of at least 60 cents per kilowatt hour for excess electricity fed back into the grid.

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Feed-in tariff email updates
If you’re interested in updates on any changes to feed-in tariffs or information to help with going solar, please subscribe to DPI's email updates.