Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 3 December 2019

The Queensland Government Solar Bonus Scheme pays households and other small customers for surplus electricity generated from roof-top solar photovoltaic systems.

The rate of the tariff is set at AUD0.44/kWh or AUD0.08/KWh for eligible customers that consume no more than 100MWh of electricity per year and have a solar photovoltaic system with a capacity of up to 10kVA for single phase power and 30kVA for three-phase power.

The Solar Bonus Scheme is legislated to expire on 1 July 2028. Customers who applied for the Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme before 10 July 2012 and maintain their eligibility can continue to receive a feed-in tariff of 44 cents.

Customers who live in regional Queensland (and who are not receiving the 44 cent feed-in tariff) can access the regional feed-in tariffs. Your property must be connected to the Ergon Energy distribution network or the Essential Energy network (in South West Queensland) to be eligible.

The Queensland Competition Authority sets the regional feed-in tariff rate each year.

For the 2016-17 year, the regional feed-in tariff is 7.448 cents per kilowatt hour.

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