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What does Sumo offer if I have Solar?

If you have installed net solar PV (or some other kind of small-scale generating facility) at your premises, you may be eligible to be paid for excess electricity you feed back into the grid. The rate we pay you for this electricity is called a feed-in tariff.

 

Here is a summary of what we offer:

 

Victoria – Current Feed-in Tariff

The current feed-in tariff commenced on 1 January 2013. From 1 July 2020, this feed-in tariff scheme pays 10.2 cents/kWh (this was 12 cents/kWh between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020) for excess energy fed back into the grid. The feed-in tariff is available to solar and other eligible forms of renewable energy, such as wind, hydro or biomass, with a system size less than 100 kW.

 

Victoria – Premium Feed-in Tariff (PFiT)

The PFiT started in late 2009 and closed to new applicants at the end of 2011. The scheme offered eligible households, businesses and community organisations with small-scale systems of 5 kW or less a credit of 60 cents/kWh for excess electricity fed back into the grid.

Eligible properties with an effective PFiT contract will continue to receive this rate until 2024, provided they do not add extra solar panels to their system.

 

The terms on which we pay feed-in tariffs to eligible customers are available HERE

 

NSW – Current feed-in Tariff

From 1 July 2020, Sumo offers 8 cents/kWh for excess energy fed back into the grid. The feed-in tariff is available to solar and other eligible forms of renewable energy, such as wind, hydro or biomass, with a system size less than 100 kW. There is no feed-in tariff available for gross metering.

 

QLD – Current Feed-in Tariff

From 1 July 2020, Sumo offers 6 cents/kWh for excess energy fed back into the grid. The feed-in tariff is available to solar and other eligible forms of renewable energy, such as wind, hydro or biomass, with a system size less than 10 kW. There is no feed-in tariff available for gross metering.

 

QLD – Solar Bonus Scheme (SBS)

The SBS started in 2008 and closed to new applicants on the 9th of July 2012. The scheme offered eligible households and small businesses with small-scale systems of 30 kW or less a credit of 44 cents/kWh for excess electricity fed back into the grid.

 

Eligible properties with an effective SBS contract will continue to receive this rate until 1 July 2028, provided they do not:

 

    • change the name on the account (spouse is acceptable),
    • add extra solar panels to their system which exceeds the capacity of their inverter,
    • install a battery which can be used at the same time the customer’s qualifying generator is generating or is able to export electricity to the grid, or
    • install an additional generation system which can be used at the same time as the customer’s qualifying generator is generating or is able to export electricity to the grid.