Click Energy Solar Review & Guide

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If you’ve got solar panels, there’s a decent chance you’ve got your head around the limited solar-specific electricity plans available to you. Click Energy has a habit of changing its plan line-up regularly, but consistently offers one or more solar specific plans for those with solar panels. We’ve outlined the prices and feed-in tariffs you’ll find when signing up to a Click Energy solar product, so you can find the most suitable deal for your solar-powered household.

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Click Energy Solar Plans

After energy price changes took effect in July 2019, many power retailers changed their plan offerings- and Click Energy was no exception. Going from having multiple dedicated solar plans available in each state, the retailer has narrowed it down to just one: Banksia Solar. Depending on the state you’re in, you could receive a feed-in tariff that is moderate in terms of competition or quite high. What remains consistent across the states is that the Banksia Solar product carries rates that make its annual costs equal to the VDO in Victoria and DMO in NSW, QLD and SA.

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Click Energy Solar Costs VIC

Here are the Click Energy solar plans on our database for Victoria. These costs are based on the Citipower network in Melbourne but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. Plans are listed in order of lowest price first. See here for further information on the VDO, which in this comparison assumes general energy usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning that the VDO is $1,334/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison. These are products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Brand Features Price(estimated˜)
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Banksia Solar

No Conditional Discounts 

Other Features:

  • 13c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
  • Price estimate excludes solar FiT credits
OngoingBenefit Period $1,333 Go To Site
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Click Energy Solar Costs NSW

Here are the Click Energy solar plans on our database for NSW. These costs are based on the Ausgrid network in Sydney but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. See here for further information on the Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general usage of 3900kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,467/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Brand Features Price(estimated**)
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Basic Plan Information

Banksia Solar

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • 14c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
  • Price estimate excludes solar FiT credits
OngoingBenefit Period $1,467 Go To Site
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Click Energy Solar Costs QLD

Here are the Click Energy solar plans on our database for SE QLD. These costs are based on the Energex network in Brisbane but prices will vary depending on your circumstances.  See here for further information on the Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general usage of 4600kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,570/year. Use our comparison tool for a specific comparison. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Brand Features Price(estimated**)
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Basic Plan Information

Banksia Solar

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • 12c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
  • Price estimate excludes solar FiT credits
OngoingBenefit Period $1,570 Go To Site
View all electricity plans listed on Canstar Blue

Click Energy Solar Costs SA

Here are the Click Energy solar plans on our database for South Australia. These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices will vary depending on your circumstances. See here for further information on the Reference Price, which in this comparison assumes general usage of 4000kWh/year, meaning the Reference Price is $1,941/year. These are products from a referral partner†. Our database may not cover all deals in your area, and please check retailer websites for up to date information.

Brand Features Price(estimated**)
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Basic Plan Information

Banksia Solar

No Conditional Discounts

Other Features:

  • 17c/kWh Feed-in Tariff
  • Price estimate excludes solar FiT credits
OngoingBenefit Period $1,940 Go To Site
View all electricity plans listed on Canstar Blue

Calculations based on a three-person household connected the SA Power network in Adelaide on a single rate tariff. Prices will vary for those living on a different electricity network. Annual cost estimates exclude solar payments.

To see how Click Energy’s solar plans stack up to other providers in your state, click on the links below.

Retired Click Energy Solar Plans

Click Energy used to offer a wide a selection of solar plans across VictoriaNew South WalesQueensland and South Australia. These plans came with seemingly generous feed-in tariffs, along with pay on time discounts. These deals had varying feed-in rates and discounts, as detailed below. At a high level, this is how Click Energy’s solar plans used to look:

  • Click Sun Light
  • Click Sun
  • Click Sun Bright

Click Sun Light

The Click Energy ‘Sun Light’ solar plan is available in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA. It comes with a feed-in tariff that varies from 8-15c/kWh between each state. It has a pay on time discount, off both usage and supply charges, of between 10% and 24% depending on where you live.

Click Sun

Available in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA, the ‘Click Sun’ solar plan provides a higher feed-in tariff of between 12 and 22c/kWh, depending on which state you’re in. In exchange, you’ll get a slightly less generous pay on time discount off usage and supply, between 7% and 16%.

Click Sun Bright

If you’re on ‘Click Sun Bright’, you can expect a highly competitive 16c/kWh feed-in tariff, but you won’t enjoy the benefits of any discounts. This plan is only available to those in SE QLD.

Customers on Click Energy plans, solar or otherwise, have access to online service where they can check their past usage history and make payments. All solar plans also have variable rates, allow for monthly billing, and are smart meter compatible.

Are Click Energy solar plans on a lock-in contract?

Click Energy solar plans don’t have any lock-in contracts, meaning you are free to leave at any point without incurring an exit fee. And since prices aren’t fixed and usage and supply rates can change at any time at the retailer’s discretion, this may well come in handy.

Also worth noting is that retailers tend to change their prices at least once a year, so if you’re not happy with the changes, you can either get in contact with the provider and see if you can negotiate a higher discount, or make the switch to a better deal.

Click Energy Solar Fees

Even with solar plans, you’re not free from the clutch of fees that come with power deals, and with Click Energy you can expect to see the same fees across all of its solar products:

  • Connection fees
  • Credit card payment fees
  • Paper bill fees
  • Late payment fees
  • Disconnection fees

The good news is that because Click Energy’s solar products aren’t lock-in contracts, you’ll avoid paying exit fees if you do decide to scout for a better deal. Other fees may apply.

Is Click Energy solar right for me?

If you’ve been on the hunt for a solar plan that will help you save on your power bills, you’ve likely come across Click Energy and noticed its generous feed-in tariffs. But as we’ve found, being on a plan with a high feed-in tariff doesn’t always mean you’re getting the best value for your money.

When it comes to Click Energy solar plans, you need to weigh up the annual cost with the feed-in tariff. This is because if you’re exporting a lot of power during the day, a higher feed-in tariff might actually mean you’ll save on your electricity, but if you don’t export much power at all, cheaper rates could cut your bill. And as is the case with all energy users, solar customers should be regularly comparing base prices, feed-in tariffs and discounts from a range of providers. Get started below.

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