Currently in Queensland (QLD) Australia, the Queensland Government are offering a substantial rebate to try to entice homeowners and business’s to choose solar for their energy requirements.
The way the scheme, known as the solar bonus scheme, works is on a feed in tariff model where users are paid 44 cents per kilowatt hour (KWh) for excess roof top solar harvested power that is fed back into the grid.
When you compare this to the 21.30 cents per Kwh that traditional excess energy is sold back to the grid for, you can see the increases is quite substantial.
To be eligible for the scheme you must:
- Use less than 100 megawatt hour (MWh) of energy per annum
- Have a new photovoltaic solar system installed
- Generate more energy than they consume
- Have an account with an electricity supplier and an appropriate meter installed.
- Capacity 10kVA single phase and 30kVA for three phase power
For Queensland residents looking to take up this offer, you should contact your electricity supplier and retailer for more information.
Alternatively you can contact the Office of Clean Energy on 1343876527
Queensland is also pushing ahead with solar initiatives in offering a rebate for solar hot water, the rebate is $600 or $1000 if you are a pensioner or deemed to be a low income earner.