NT Feed In Tariff Information

In terms of economic return, the Northern Territory is the best place to install rooftop solar panels in Australia. Not only is there plenty of sunshine, but NT has the last remaining generous solar feed-in tariff in the nation still available to new installations. So if you have a suitable roof, I highly recommend getting a solar power system installed soon in case the high feed-in tariff disappears; as they have in the rest of Australia.

Feed-in Tariff

The Northern Territory has a gross feed-in tariff of 25.95 cents a kilowatt-hour, which is the same as the standard tariff for electricity, including GST. So every kilowatt-hour of electricity your rooftop solar system generates will save you that much money on your electricity bill whether you use the power yourself or send it into the grid.

Unusually for Australia, commercial electricity rates in the Northern Territory are higher than residential rates, so the NT commercial feed-in tariff is equal to the commercial standard tariff of 30.20 cents per kilowatt-hou. All businesses that are able to should take advantage of this arrangement by installing a commercial solar array.

It’s the best deal in Australia in 2018; however, you will tend to pay more to install solar panels in NT compared to the rest of the country due to the tyranny of distance.

The Northern Territory’s PowerWater Corporation

Electricity, water, and sewage disposal services in the Northern Territory are provided by the Territory Government owned corporation, PowerWater. It is run by very talented people who never confuse the two, so taking a shower in Darwin is not a shocking experience – but always, always check for crocs in the shower cubicle first.

This also means that you can’t shop around electricity retailers for a better deal on solar feed in tariffs; but still, the buyback rate you’ll receive through the NT feed in tariff will be the envy of many solar power system owners in other Australian states.

 

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