Solar feed-in tariff to rise

SUNRAYSIA residents with rooftop solar are set to receive more money for selling electricity back into the grid.

Sunray Solar owner Clive ‘Dusty’ Rhodes says most of his customers are in the senior age bracket.

Sunray Solar owner Clive ‘Dusty’ Rhodes says most of his customers are in the senior age bracket.

The Essential Services Commission this week announced the minimum solar feed-in tariff would rise to 11.3c/kWh from July 1 – up from the current 5c/kWh.

The new tariff reflects a rise in the wholesale cost of power and, in an Australian first, also includes a payment for the social and environmental value of energy provided to the grid.

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