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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.

We are now live in VIC, SA, NSW, ACT, and SE QLD.

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Wholesale solar is totally different.

With Amber, you pay wholesale rates for your usage from the grid, but also get a real-time wholesale feed-in tariff for your solar that tracks the true value of your energy on the wholesale market. This is typically lower than most retail feed-in tariffs, which are subsidised using the markup retailers charge on your usage.

You'll likely still come out ahead overall with cheaper and greener wholesale import prices if you answer YES to any of the following:
1. Do you use a fair bit more power from the grid than you export?
2. Do you have a home battery?
2. Do you have a small solar PV system (10 panels or less)?

You're probably better off with a higher fixed retail feed-in tariff if you answer YES to any of the following:
1. Do you export almost as much power to the grid as you import, or more?
2. Do you have a large solar PV system (more than 10 panels)?

There's one more thing you should know about wholesale solar

Although your wholesale solar feed-in can occasionally be much higher than normal (up to $15/kWh when the grid is struggling to meet demand), it can also be much lower than normal when the grid is oversupplied with energy (down to a price floor of approx. -$1.00 /kWh).

If you're exporting at times when the grid is already oversupplied with energy, you will have to pay to export - usually a few cents per kWh. This is a rare occurrence, but it does occasionally happen. If you can control your exports to the grid, either with a home battery or a newer model inverter, you can avoid these occasional negative feed-in periods.

See the typical real-time FiT in your area on our Pricing page.Am I a good fit for Amber's real-time FiT?How does Amber work for customers with solar?Why is my FiT with Amber lower than my general usage price?Can my FiT occasionally be negative, and will I be debited for exports during those times?
A chart showing the average Solar Feed in Tariff for Amber Customers by hour in a day

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.

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A chart showing the average Solar Feed in Tariff for Amber Customers by month

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.

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A graph comparing the wholesale cost of electricity and the wholesale solar feed-in tariff

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.

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Got a household battery?
Households with a battery are the perfect fit for Amber. That's because most people with a household battery tend to only need power from the grid at off-peak times when the wholesale price of energy tends to be at its cheapest due to lower demand. You may also be able to use your battery power during peak times when demand on the grid is higher and the wholesale price tends to be more expensive.
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Fair electricity costs, guaranteed
Amber's an entirely new way to buy and sell electricity. To help you learn the ropes, we guarantee that you’ll never pay more than your state’s reference price for energy over the course of a year, or we'll refund the difference.
Fantastic service - why go with anybody else? Best power prices at wholesale rates. If you have solar you can pretty easily avoid the pricing during high demand - plus you get a feed-in-tariff. Such a great service that is going to revolutionise the power industry
I recently switched to @AmberElectricAU to gain access to wholesale pricing with my solar. The Victorian price spike on Friday earned me $100 in 1 day! If you have solar get yourself on the waitlist.
Eytan, Melbourne
The pricing structure is clear and reasonable. I recently had my first power spike and with my solar earnt $73 from FIT in one day. Amazing! Highly recommend researching a switch to #AmberElectric

Got any questions?

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.

Do you offer a guaranteed minimum FiT?

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

Will you pay out my Premium FiT?

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.

What are the lowest and highest possible real-time FiTs with Amber?

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.

How can I learn more about the wholesale energy market?

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.

How can I maximise my FiT with Amber?

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.

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