Solar Power Buy Back Rates

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Solar Power Buy Back Rates

Updated: May 2018

Solar power buy-back rates are the price per unit at which energy retailers pay for excess/exported solar power.

Energy Retailer

Solar Power Buy Back Rate

Max. System Size   

Contact Energy

8¢ / kWh, excl. GST

Up to 10kW

Mercury

8¢ / kWh (with the exception of a couple of networks) or
12¢ / kWh (only for newly supplied Mercury Solar customers that enter in a 3yr contract)

Up to 10kW

Trust Power

7¢ / kWh, + GST (or peer to peer rates you negotiate via Trust Power's Solar Buddies Scheme - view details here)

Up to 10kW

Meridian

8¢ / kWh +GST

Up to 10kW

Genesis

8¢ / kWh excl. GST 

Up to 50kW

Ecotricity

7 - 8¢ / kWh + GST

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P2 Power

16¢ / kWh excl GST - Only for the first 50kWh exported each fortnight
8¢ / kWh excl GST - Thereafter
(You may be put on a waiting list to receive the 16¢ / kWh rate)

Any size

You need to make sure that no more than half of your power is being exported to the grid (unless you have an exceptional buy-back rate), this is to secure a good ROI from your solar power system.

Energy Retailer Solar Power/Distributed Generation Application Forms and Links

Contact Energy - Buyback arrangement details & a link to download their application form
Trust Power - Domestic generation information
Meridian - Current buyback rate information
Genesis - Application for distributed generation
P2 Power - Solar buyback price details