An entirely new way to sell your solar exports - one that helps Australia get to 100% renewables by connecting rooftop solar owners to Australia's wholesale energy marketplace, where prices are driven by supply and demand - not retail margins.
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Amber's real-time FiT varies every 30 minutes along with the true market value of power in your local area. This means you'll earn more for your exports at times when the grid needs your power the most.See real feed-in prices in your postcode
Use the Amber app to track and view your real-time Solar Feed-in Tariff throughout the day, including a 12 hour forecast, and 6 hours of price history. You can also see your solar export history day-by-day.Download app
Your solar generation peaks on long, hot Summer days. So does the true market value of your exports. Your solar can help to protect you from higher wholesale usage prices during peak demand periods. You can also earn a FiT between $1 - $15/kWh by reducing your usage and maximising your exports during times when the grid needs you the most.See real feed-in prices in your postcode
See real feed-in prices in your postcode
Your FiT with Amber is always the true value of your generation on the energy marketplace. Your real-time usage price (i.e. the price you pay to use power from the grid) also includes the costs we must pay to use the poles and wires to supply power to your home. That's why your FiT and usage price are different.
Below is a list of common questions we get asked about Amber's real-time FiT. If we haven’t answered your questions click here to browse through all our Solar FAQs.
Victoria is the only state in Australia with an annually legislated government minimum feed-in-tariff (FiT). During the 2020-21 financial year this has been set at 10.2¢/kWh for solar exports and will be set at 6.7¢ in FY2021-22.
If you joined Amber before April 15th 2021, here’s how we’ll handle this minimum feed-in tariff: if your average FiT with Amber is less than 10.2¢/kWh during the 2020-2021 financial year we’ll credit the total difference to your account in July 2021.
If you joined Amber from April 15th 2021 onwards you’ll earn the Victorian minimum feed-in tariff via our annual bill guarantee. Read our guide for more details
Yes! We'll pass through your government Premium FiT entitlement in addition to the real-time market value of your exports, e.g. Premium FiT + Market Value of Exports = Your Amber FiT.
The market price of energy - and therefore your real-time FiT - has a minimum price of -$1/kWh and a maximum ceiling of +$15/kWh. This varying wholesale price helps keep the grid in balance. High prices encourage as much generation as possible, while low and negative prices encourage generators to curtail their output to prevent the grid becoming unstable. Just like the big generators you'll be debited for your exports when the wholesale price is negative, so you can help out the grid (and your wallet) by using your solar at those times rather than exporting.
You'll have a better idea of what to expect from Amber's real-time FiT if you understand the energy market in your state. Each state has its own mix of generation sources, which produce a different price outlook compared to other states. The National Energy Market (NEM) is the name of the largest energy market in Australia. It's run by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). When doing your research, a handy hint is to know that market prices are usually quoted in $/mWh (= $/1,000 kWh). You can divide these prices by 1,000 to get the price in $/kWh.
Amber's real-time FiT is designed to enable the future of rooftop solar in Australia. This means incentivising exports during peak times when the grid needs it most. For most solar owners, this looks like reducing your usage and maximising your exports during peak demand times when the wholesale price - and your FiT - is at its best. In the future, this will require more West-facing solar panels which achieve peak generation during the afternoon when demand is higher, as well as batteries with the capability to export excess power to the grid during peak times.