What are feed-in-tariffs?

If you have a solar system and it’s generating more power than you need or use, you might be eligible for a credit on your energy bill for sending energy back to the power grid.

A feed-in tariff (FIT) is a payment that you receive from your electricity retailer for the excess electricity that your solar system sends back to the grid.

The FIT rate you receive depends on a number of things, including the state you live in. You can check out feed-in tariff rates here.

If you don’t yet have a solar system but are thinking about it…

If you’re thinking of going solar and buy a solar PV system from us, you could be eligible to receive a 16 to 20 cent FIT, depending on your state, for the excess electricity you send back to the grid with our Solar Boost Plus 24 month energy plan.

If you already own a solar system, you should know that…

If you already own a solar system, you might be able to receive a higher FIT for the excess solar electricity you export to the grid with Solar Boost, our bundled FIT and electricity energy plan for ACT, NSW, SA and QLD.

Residential customers can get details on Solar Boost on our compare plans for home page.

So, now that you know what a feed-in-tariff is, check out what some of our customers had to say about going solar with Origin.


Use our solar calculator to see how much you could save on your electricity bill

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