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What is a solar feed-in tariff?

Cleaner Energy 1 min read January 3, 2019

A solar feed-in tariff is the money you get for the energy that your solar system exports to the electricity grid.

Here’s how it works.

When your household uses less power than your solar panels are generating the excess power is going to the electricity grid. Your solar inverter records what’s being exported and sends it to your retailer, and your retailer pays you money for the exported solar energy.

Solar feed-in tariffs range in value, but in general the rule is that you’re better off using the solar energy your panels are generating instead of trying to export it all. This is because the energy your panels are generating is free! So use the free stuff rather than buying it from the grid. To see what feed-in tariffs are currently available in your area, see our electricity plans.

The Powershop app shows you your solar exports and when your panels are generating. Learn more about the Powershop app here.

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