Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems act like a mini power station on your roof generating electricity from the sun.
Encouraged by the availability of government schemes, thousands of our customers have applied to connect or have already connected a solar PV system.
Solar Bonus Scheme changes announcement
The Queensland Government has recently made an announcement about changes to the Solar Bonus Scheme.
8 cent feed-in tariff - Customers receiving the 8 cent per kilowatt hour rate will stop receiving payments at that rate on 30 June 2014. How you are affected by new feed-in tariff arrangements after that date depends on where you live.
Regional Queensland Ergon Energy customers will continue to receive a regulated rate to replace the 8 cent feed-in tariff. The rate will be set by the QCA to reflect the value to Ergon Energy of the energy customers' export.
44 cent feed-in tariff - The legislated 44 cent feed-in tariff will not change for customers already on that rate, who maintain their eligibility for the Scheme.
For more information, visit the Queensland Government Department of Energy and Water Supply website.
Name changes impact Solar Bonus Scheme eligibility
Under changes to legislation which took effect on 23 November 2012, a solar PV system earning the 44c FiT will lose that eligibility if the customer ceases to be the electricity account holder or one or more names are added to the account holders.
Exceptions apply for customers who transfer their electricity account into the name of their spouse or add their spouse to the account. If one or more of multiple account holders at a premises are removed from the account but at least one original account holder remains and no new names are added, the system will retain its 44c FiT eligibility.
For more information please refer to the Solar Bonus Scheme website.
Details on government schemes offering financial incentives for customers to install renewable energy systems.
Process to request connection of a solar PV system to the Ergon Energy network.
Technical assessment criteria for applications to connect a solar PV system up to 30kW in size to the Ergon Energy network.
If your application to connect a solar PV system is downsized or declined, we can assist you with further advice and options.
Our Solar Support Team offers assistance for customers and industry representatives in connecting solar PV systems.