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How does the feed-in tariff work

Supplier: Auzion Sustainable Solutions
23 July, 2010

During hours of sunshine, any power generated by the solar installation that's not used by the house will be fed back into the mains grid.

Energex or Ergon (the owners of the mains electricity infrastructure) will supply you with a bidirectional meter that measures what you use and what you supply back to the mains.

Rates will vary between states however you’ll consume electricity typically at a tariff rate of approximately 19 c/kWh and 'sell' it back to the grid at a multiplier rate of between 2 and 3 times the purchase price (net).

Your electricity bill will be credited with the amount of power that your system feeds into the mains grid.