If you’ve lodged a complete network connection application with an electricity distributor before midnight 9 July 2012 you are eligible for the Queensland Government Solar Bonus Scheme (the Scheme).
This means that you will be paid 44 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) for surplus electricity fed into the grid. However, you must be connected to the grid by 30 June 2013 to be eligible for the scheme.
New customers joining the Scheme from 10 July 2012 will be paid 8 cents per kilowatt hour for their exported electricity.
There are a number of things you can do around your home or business to improve your energy efficiency, and as a result maximise your benefit.
Customers on the 44 cent tariff may reduce standby power consumption, switch to controlled load tariffs and minimise the use of energy intensive appliances such as air-conditioners
Customers on the 8 cent tariff may use the electricity generated from a PV system to power your home or business.
Even with a 1.5kW system, the average household could save around $350 on their annual electricity bill and receive around $50 per year in feed-in tariff payments. That’s a total benefit of $400 a year with the 8 cent tariff.
Talk to us today about what you are eligible for and the size system that best suits your needs.
For more information, visit the Queensland Government, Department of Water and Energy Supply website.