Solar Power & Solar Panels Queensland

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With solar rebates, specifically Small-scale Technology Certificates [STCs] in Queensland equating to around $4500, there’s never been a better time to invest in a solar system.

The key to solidifying the best ROI on your solar system is to optimize it for self-consumption.  The best way to manage that is by installing a system that produces close to what you will use during the day or appliances that you can reasonably expect to power in the middle of the day [dishwashers, washing machines, change hot water timers, irrigation, pool pumps etc.].

This methodology ensures that you’re using your own power and not importing from the grid at rates ranging from 29c/kWh to 38c/kWh.

With power prices in Queensland expected to increase substantially over the next couple of years, solar is a great way to protect yourself and your family against these price hikes.

Another factor that has helped to cushion the impact of rising power prices is the fact that solar panel prices worldwide have plummeted recently, making solar systems the most affordable they’ve ever been.

Additionally,  you’ll still receive assistance from the Federal Government under the Solar Credit Scheme.  We have more information here.

To work out your payback period and returns on investment, go here – Financial returns and payback periods or check out our new Solar Payback Calculator.

If you have any questions about how to use the formulas or any other matter, please don’t hesitate to ask us a question.

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Feed-in Tariffs for Queensland

*Retail Energy Provider Current Rate More Info
AGL 10.6c Website
Origin 7c Website
Energy Australia 11c Website
Click Energy 10c-16c Website
Ergon 10.1c Website
*Updated July 2017

The government will continue to honour the 44c/kWh rate for applications submitted before 9 June 2012 as well as 8c/kWh for applications submitted prior to July 30, 2014.

Although the government no longer offers a feed-in tariff for new installations, most energy retailers in Queensland continue to offer competitive feed-in tariff rates to their customers, which is an added bonus to your core STC benefit.

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