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EnergyAustralia solar review and guide

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In this Canstar Blue guide, we look at the solar installation, feed-in tariff and rebates options from EnergyAustralia. We’ll also highlight any special solar deals for households.

Aussies are spoilt for choice when it comes to companies offering solar feed-in tariffs, and while competition is usually good, it can make finding the right provider even harder. That’s why we’ve put together this guide that focuses on what’s being offered by one of the country’s biggest energy retailers – EnergyAustralia.

EnergyAustralia is one of Australia’s largest energy companies and solar providers. In recent years, it has emphasised its commitment to the environment, claiming ‘sustainability is part of who we are and how we operate’. As part of this, EnergyAustralia provides ongoing support for customers who have previously purchased solar with it, also offering feed-in tariffs to help customers earn a good return on their solar investment.


EnergyAustralia solar plans

EnergyAustralia offers solar feed-in tariffs (FiT) to customers who export their leftover solar power. These FiTs are standard across all its market offers in each state. We have listed these below for eligible customers.

State Feed-in Tariff
NSW 7.6c/kWh
VIC 5.4c/kWh
QLD 6.6c/kWh
SA 8.5c/kWh
ACT 7.6c/kWh

Source: EnergyAustralia website, July 2024.

Victorian solar customers with EnergyAustralia also have access to the Time of Use (TOU) FiT. This is a new type of FiT whereby customers are paid varying FiT rates that reflect the demand for power. Customers that export during evening peak demand times will earn the highest FiT, while customers that export during off-peak times will receive a lower rate.

Feed-in tariffs are a great way to save even more on your power bill, however it’s important that you don’t take a tunnel-visioned approach. When comparing deals across different retailers, be sure to consider a variety of factors, including usage rates, supply rates, discounts and contract terms.

Does EnergyAustralia install solar panels?

EnergyAustralia retails and installs solar panels and inverters, via its team of energy solutions consultants. Customers can purchase solar packages, solar panels, inverters and batteries, with products from brands including SunTech, SunPower, Goodwe, Fronius, SolarEdge and Sungrow.

EnergyAustralia offers systems in multiple sizes, including 5kW, 6.6kW and 9.9kW. If you’re looking to get panels installed at your home, then check out our solar energy installer guide.

What about solar battery storage?

EnergyAustralia also offers battery storage systems to customers who want to get the most from their solar panels. Essentially, battery storage allows you to capture and store the excess power generated by your solar panels to use later. By preventing the excess solar from exporting to the grid and using it yourself, you reduce the amount of electricity you’ll need to buy from the grid, helping to lower your bill even more.

EnergyAustralia currently offers solar batteries from Tesla, Alpha and Sungrow.

EnergyAustralia solar system maintenance and warranties

If you’ve purchased an energy system from EnergyAustralia, you may be curious as to the warranties available on your products. Some of the panels and warranties offered by EnergyAustralia include:

  • Sunpower-Maxeon 3 RES: 40-year manufacturer’s warranty, 40-year performance warranty
  • Sunpower Performance 3 BLK: 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, 25-year performance warranty
  • SunTech STP415S-C54/Nshm: 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, 25-year performance warranty

The EnergyAustralia website also lists a 10 or 12-year manufacturer’s warranty on most solar inverters.

Should I choose EnergyAustralia if I have solar?

While EnergyAustralia’s standard feed-in tariffs are reasonably competitive, other retailers such as AGL and Origin have feed-in tariffs ranging a little higher on its solar-specific offers. That said, a higher feed-in tariff doesn’t necessarily result in a better deal, and some of these plans require certain conditions to be met in order to receive a higher FiT rate.

When comparing retailers and electricity deals, customers should also factor in usage rates, supply rates, discounts, fees and contract terms to make a fully-informed decision. You can start comparing solar energy providers by using Canstar Blue’s price comparison tool and customer satisfaction ratings via the link below.

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Tara Donnelly
Utilities Editor
Tara Donnelly is an internet and mobile expert - sectors she’s spent a decade covering - and also oversees energy and consumer technology content. She holds a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and has shared her expertise on national media including 9 News, 7 News, Sunrise and the ABC.

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