Feed-in tariff rates

Earn more from your solar power with Origin’s great feed-in tariff rates in ACT, NSW, QLD, SA and VIC. All our solar plans come with a feed-in tariff. You’ll be eligible for either our standard retailer FIT or a boosted one.

Feed-in tariff rates

Earn more from your solar power with Origin’s great feed-in tariff rates in ACT, NSW, QLD, SA and VIC. All our solar plans come with a feed-in tariff. You’ll be eligible for either our standard retailer FIT or a boosted one.

What is a solar feed-in tariff?

A feed-in tariff (FIT) is what you can earn back on your electricity bill when your solar system generates more energy than your household uses. Any leftover energy gets “fed back” into our electricity grid – we use it and pay you for it.

How much can I earn from solar?

Feed-in tariffs differ from state-to-state and what you can earn back will depend on your rate, the plan you’re on and how much energy you’re feeding back. Enter a few details into our online calculator to see how much you could save on your electricity bills.

What is a solar feed-in tariff?

A feed-in tariff (FIT) is what you can earn back on your electricity bill when your solar system generates more energy than your household uses. Any leftover energy gets “fed back” into our electricity grid – we use it and pay you for it.

How much can I earn from solar?

Feed-in tariffs differ from state-to-state and what you can earn back will depend on your rate, the plan you’re on and how much energy you’re feeding back. Enter a few details into our online calculator to see how much you could save on your electricity bills.

Feed-in tariff rates by state

ACT

Origin Solar Boost Plus


14 or 20 c/kWh*

total feed-in tariff


Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan with feed-in tariff to match. 

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff in the Australian Capital Territory
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

*14c kWh for an Origin solar system over 7 kW and 20c kWh for an Origin solar system under 7 kW. FIT rates available for 24 months.

See Solar Boost Plus plan

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost


8 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff


Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

See Solar Boost plan

All other plans


7 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff


See great rates and plans for solar customers with lower energy exports.

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

Compare all our plans

ACT eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

Previous government FIT schemes in the ACT are now closed to new applicants. To find out more, or for existing customers with solar systems under these schemes, download the Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 81kb)

ACT FIT rate change – 1 July 2022

Origin’s standard retailer feed-in tariff rate in ACT will change on 1 July 2022. See our ACT Fact Sheets for more information

Previous FIT schemes

New and existing ACT solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

NSW

Origin Solar Boost Plus


14 or 20 c/kWh*

total feed-in tariff


Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan with feed-in tariff to match. 

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff in New South Wales
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

*14c kWh for an Origin solar system over 7 kW and 20c kWh for an Origin solar system under 7 kW. FIT rates available for 24 months.

See Solar Boost Plus plan

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost


10 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff


Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

See Solar Boost plan

All other plans


5 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff (from 1 July 2021)


See great rates and plans for solar customers with lower energy exports.

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

Compare all our plans

NSW eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

New and existing NSW solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

NSW FIT rate change 1 July 2021

On 1 July 2021 our NSW standard retailer FIT rate has changed from 7c/kWh to 5c/kWh (GST inclusive, if any). For existing customers, if Solar is changing for you, you would have received a letter or email from us in June about the change. You’ll also see any new feed in-tariff on your electricity bill from 1 July 2021.

QLD

Feed-in tariff differences across Queensland: Our southern regional customers are supplied by Essential Energy, and they’re on a different tariff to the rest of Queensland. Not sure if this is you? We can help you find your distributor.

Origin Solar Boost Plus


14 or 20 c/kWh*

total feed-in tariff


Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan with feed-in tariff to match. 

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff in Queensland
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

*14c kWh for an Origin solar system over 7 kW and 20c kWh for an Origin solar system under 7 kW. FIT rates available for 24 months.

See Solar Boost Plus plan

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost


10 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff


Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

See Solar Boost plan

All other plans


5 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff (from 1 July 2021)


Southern regional QLD only

6.583 c/kWh standard feed-in tariff (from 1 July 2021) – for more information visit qca.gov.au


See great rates and plans for solar customers with lower energy exports.

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

Compare all our plans

QLD eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

New and existing QLD solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

South regional Queensland customers are not eligible for boosted plans, however, will receive a higher standard retailer feed-in tariff. If you’re not sure which tariff you’ll receive, jump to our Live Chat – our agents can help you find out. 

Southern regional QLD eligibility for standard FIT rate

New and existing south regional Queensland customers whose energy is distributed by Essential Energy. Not sure if this is you? Find your distributor online.

Previous FIT schemes

Previous government FIT schemes in QLD are now closed to new applicants. To find out more, or for existing customers with solar systems under these schemes, download the Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 81kb)

QLD FIT and SE QLD FIT rate change 1 July 2022

Origin’s standard retailer feed-in tariff rate and solar meter charges in QLD will change on 1 July 2022. Our solar feed-in tariff rate in South East Queensland will change on 1 July 2022. See our QLD Fact Sheets for more information.

SA

Origin Solar Boost Plus


14 or 20 c/kWh*

total feed-in tariff


Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan with feed-in tariff to match. 

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff in South Australia
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

*14c kWh for an Origin solar system over 7 kW and 20c kWh for an Origin solar system under 7 kW. FIT rates available for 24 months.

See Solar Boost Plus plan

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost


10 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff


Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

See Solar Boost plan

All other plans


6 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff (from 1 July 2021)


See great rates and plans for solar customers with lower energy exports.

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

Compare all our plans

SA eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

Previous government FIT schemes in SA are now closed to new applicants. To find out more, or for existing customers with solar systems under these schemes, download the Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 81kb)

Previous FIT schemes

New and existing SA solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

SA FIT rate change 1 July 2022

Origin’s standard retailer feed-in tariff rate in SA, ACT, VIC and solar meter charges in QLD will change on 1 July 2022. Our solar feed-in tariff rate in South East Queensland will change on 1 July 2022. See our SA, ACT, VIC and QLD Fact Sheets for more information.

VIC

Origin Solar Boost Plus


14 or 20 c/kWh*

total feed-in tariff


Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan with feed-in tariff to match. 

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff in Victoria
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

*14c kWh for an Origin solar system over 7 kW and 20c kWh for an Origin solar system under 7 kW. FIT rates available for 24 months.

See Solar Boost Plus plan

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost


10 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff


Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

See Solar Boost plan

All other plans


6.7 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff (from 1 July 2021)


See great rates and plans for solar customers with lower energy exports.

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

Compare all our plans

VIC eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

New and existing VIC solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

Eligibility for Victorian Feed-in Tariff Scheme

New and existing VIC solar customers who have a solar or other renewable energy system that’s sized under 100kW and was connected to the grid on or after 1 January 2013. 

To apply, read our Origin Energy Feed-in Tariff Agreement (PDF 210kb) and complete the Victorian General Feed-in Tariff Schedule online. Alternatively, you can print and return the completed and signed last page of the agreement to:

Solar FIT Agreement
Origin Energy
GPO Box 186 
Melbourne VIC 3001

Once these steps are complete, we’ll apply the FIT to your electricity account for so long as you continue to meet the scheme requirements. 

Previous FIT schemes

In Victoria, the Premium Feed-in Tariff Scheme for solar (60c/kWh rate, including GST where applicable) is also closed to new applicants. 

See our Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 97kb) for more details on this scheme, or if you’d like a copy of the Agreement terms, email our solar team at solarbilling@originenergy.com.au.

VIC FIT rate change 1 July 2022

Origin’s standard retailer feed-in tariff rate in VIC will change on 1 July 2022. See our VIC Fact Sheets for more information.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts include GST where applicable. To understand the key details of our plans, see our latest solar plans or View Basic Plan Information.

Get $1,000 off all Origin solar packages 6kW and above!

Don’t miss great offers and discounts in your state, like $1,000 off all Origin solar systems 6kW and above!* Origin deals and government solar rebates are regularly updated. Our $1,000 solar offer ends 30 June 2022. *T&Cs apply.

Get $1,000 off all Origin solar packages 6kW and above!

Don’t miss great offers and discounts in your state, like $1,000 off all Origin solar systems 6kW and above!*

Origin deals and government solar rebates are regularly updated. Our $1,000 solar offer ends 30 June 2022. *T&Cs apply.

Our best and brightest solar plan

Get your solar system from us and receive our highest feed-in tariff. Our Solar Boost Plus offer is available when you purchase an Origin solar system and request a quote. You’ll get our highest (best) feed-in tariff for any solar energy you export back to the grid.

Our best and brightest solar plan

Get your solar system from us and receive our highest feed-in tariff. Our Solar Boost Plus offer is available when you purchase an Origin solar system and request a quote. You’ll get our highest (best) feed-in tariff for any solar energy you export back to the grid.

Keep the energy for yourself

Add a battery storage to the mix. Sometimes you’ll get the best of both worlds! You can use a battery to take up any solar power you’re not immediately using, and then use that later when the sun isn’t shining. But once your battery is full, any excess energy generated will return to the grid, so you’ll still get your feed-in tariff.

Keep the energy for yourself

Add a battery storage to the mix. Sometimes you’ll get the best of both worlds! You can use a battery to take up any solar power you’re not immediately using, and then use that later when the sun isn’t shining. But once your battery is full, any excess energy generated will return to the grid, so you’ll still get your feed-in tariff.

Want to know more?

Estimate your solar savings

Want to know how much you could save on your electricity bills? Enter a few details into our online solar savings calculator to find out.


More solar power to you

Keep track of how much solar energy you’ve fed back to the grid and see the credits you’ve earned through our award-winning Origin app.


Discover Origin Loop

Be part of our intelligent network of solar batteries with Origin Loop. Learn more about our virtual power plant and how it could benefit you.


Want to know more?

Estimate your solar savings

Want to know how much you could save on your electricity bills? Enter a few details into our online solar savings calculator to find out.

More solar power to you

Keep track of how much solar energy you’ve fed back to the grid and see the credits you’ve earned through our award-winning Origin app.

Discover Origin Loop

Be part of our intelligent network of solar batteries with Origin Loop. Learn more about our virtual power plant and how it could benefit you.

Make a good change with Origin solar

Our experts can help you find the right solar package, products and energy plan to suit your home and lifestyle.

Make a good change
with Origin solar

Our experts can help you find the right solar package, products and energy plan to suit your home and lifestyle.

Have a question? Find Help & Support online anytime or call 1300 791 468 (Monday to Friday, between 8 am and 7 pm)


Important information

* $1000 OFF selected solar packages

ACT, NSW, QLD, SA and VIC: A $1,000 (inc GST) discount off our RRP is available to residential customers on any Origin solar system 6kW and above. Discounts will be applied to quotes requested between 1 February to 30 June 2022. Customers must proceed with eligible quote before quote expiry to receive the discount. Not available in conjunction with any other offers. All prices include GST and small-scale technology certificates (STCs). The system purchased must be eligible for STCs and you must assign the rights to the STCs to us.