Adding solar to your business

We can help get the Territory sun working for your business

 

There are great benefits to be gained by installing solar. Take a look through the questions we get asked the most and discover if solar is right for you.

There are two types of solar feed-in-tariff. 

Standard feed-in-tariff Rates ex GST Rates inclu. GST
Business customers  -8.3 c/kwh -9.13 c/kwh

Premium solar feed-in tariff update: The Northern Territory Government recently announced key changes to Jacana Energy's solar feed-in tariff (FiT) rates

Premium feed-in-tariff rates Rates ex GST Rates incl. GST
Business customers (less than 30 kVA) -28.95972 c/kwh -31.8557 c/kwh

 

 

The solar feed-in tariff empowers a business to generate its own electricity for its own use. Anything left over is fed in to the grid, which we pay you for. The end result? Your bills are significantly reduced. Most businesses are able to pay off their solar investment over an average of 5 years with this set up.

On 5 April 2020, The Northern Territory Government announced key changes to Jacana Energy's solar feed-in-tariff (FiT) rates.

These changes support investment in other renewable energy sources that also reduce electricity costs, such as battery storage.

There are two rates – premium rates and standard rates.

Premium rates are available to: 

  • Existing solar customers (you were the active account holder living at the service address at the cut-off date of 5 April 2020).

  • Solar customers who lodged an application prior to 5 April 2020. (you lodged your application to Power and Water Corporation by midnight 14 April 2020 and can show that works were committed to, in writing, before 5 April 2020). Approval to export electricity into the grid will be subject to approval by Power and Water Corporation.

Standard rates are available if you are: 

  • A new customer who has applied to install your solar system after 5 April 2020.

  • An existing solar customer who has modified a solar system after 5 April 2020.

  • A customer who has moved into a property fitted with an existing rooftop solar system, even if the previous occupier received the premium rate.

The cost of Solar PV systems vary depending on the type and size of the panels installed. Your solar installer will be able to give you advice around what type will best suit your business and needs. Investing in Solar PV may cost you at first, but can help you save money in the long run.

Step 1) Apply to connect to the grid

Connection of all rooftop solar systems and battery systems (including where altering an existing system) are subject to the technical requirements and approval of your network provider, Power and Water Corporation.

Please refer to their website for the application process to install and connect rooftop solar and battery systems. Approval to export electricity into the grid is not guaranteed and is subject to the technical assessment undertaken by Power and Water.

Step 2) Request the feed-in-tariff

Jacana Energy is responsible for assessing the eligibility of the application for a feed-in-tariff. Once the solar installation has been completed at your premise, you need to contact us to request a tariff change. You can call us on 1800 522 262 or request the tariff change in writing at customercare@jacanaenergy.com.au

Step 3) Check the applicable rate on your bill

You will see the rate applied to your account (standard) on your next bill. Please note that once the feed-in-tariff is applied to your account, and you start receiving a payment for the electricity you export into the grid, you are agreeing to our Power Purchase Terms & Conditions.

Many people who install solar are now also installing batteries so they can store electricity generated by their solar panels for use when the sun isn’t shining.

The Home and Business Battery Scheme encourages households in the Territory to use other renewable energy sources to cut electricity costs.

This scheme allows you to access a $6000 grant to include a battery into a new or existing Solar PV system, providing the battery has a capacity of 7 kilowatt hours or more.

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Big or small, there are real benefits to making your business a solar power generator. Not least of which, up here the investment can pay for itself within just five years.