How This Electricity Plan Comparison Tool Works
The SolarQuotes electricity plan comparison service is simple to use. Simply enter your postcode above and hit the button, then a list of plans currently available in your area from various electricity retailers will be generated.
Summaries for each plan enable you to easily compare:
- The electricity retailer's "green rating", based on scores from the Green Electricity Guide.
- Off-peak, peak and shoulder rates (where applicable) per kilowatt-hour.
- Solar feed-in tariff per kilowatt hour.
- Daily supply charge rate.
- A link to further plan details.
You can also sort and filter the results - for example, comparing only plans offering a flat rate or time of use (ToU) rates. By default, the results will display both.
Using This Tool To Get A Better Deal On Electricity
The simplest way to get a better deal on your electricity is to use our retailer comparison tool to find a better offer; then use that as leverage with your current retailer. Electricity retailers hate losing customers - so you have the upper hand here. Call them and say you'll switch if they can't match an offer.
For example: " XYZ Energy offer an X cent feed-in tariff. Can you match this, or should I switch to your competitor?".
You can often get a better rate without even bothering to switch. Many other online comparison tools won't give you this advice because they make money only if you switch! We don't have commercial relationships with any electricity retailer listed - we provide this service to help you get the most out of your solar power system.
The information generated by this electricity plan comparison tool is provided on a best-effort basis and updated very regularly. But with so many retailer offers available and given the pace of change and complexity in the retail electricity market, we can’t guarantee all the values will be correct all the time - and there are bound to be plans available not shown by this tool.
Use this tool as a starting point only and verify all the charges and feed in tariffs before switching retailers - and be sure to read this guide before switching.
Note that in order to achieve the lowest power bills, the highest feed-in tariff does not necessarily represent the best overall deal. As mentioned above, the best electricity plan for solar owners is one offering good balance of feed-in tariff, consumption and supply rates.
Some of the issues to watch for in the fine print of electricity plans for solar owners in particular include:
- Solar power system capacity limits.
- A high feed-in tariff rate for only the first X kWh of electricity exported each day.
- A high feed-in tariff only for the first X months.
If you find any errors or experience any issues when using the comparison tool, please let us know.