A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR So  LAR AND BATTERY

Get more value from your solar and battery to start powering Australia’s transition to renewables with Amber.

Our wholesale pricing model gives battery owners the power to supercharge their savings and help create a brighter energy future.

WHY SOLAR + BATTERY + AMBER = PERFECT TEAM

If you have solar and/or a battery, you’re in a prime position to start taking advantage of high and low wholesale prices with Amber.

If you have a battery you will tend to only need power from the grid at off-peak times — which is when wholesale prices are usually cheapest. You can also use your stored battery power during peak times when demand on the grid is higher and the wholesale price tends to be more expensive.

Is wholesale solar the right FiT?

Amber’s real-time FiT varies to reflect the market value of power in your area - meaning you earn more for your exports when the grid needs it most.

When wholesale prices are high

‍•  Higher wholesale prices means earning more for your exports.

‍•  If you export more power than you use, you’ll typically be better off during this higher price period.

When wholesale prices are low

•  If you use more power than you export, Amber is a better fit during low price period.

‍•  If you export more than you import, you may be better off with a traditional retailer.

Automate your solar and battery with SmartShift™

If you have solar and an eligible battery, Amber’s SmartShift™ can help accelerate the renewable transition by automating your system - exporting power to the grid when wholesale prices are high and charging when prices are low. 

If you’re interested in installing solar and/or a battery, contact us at solarandbatteries@amber.com.au or book a call  with our team.

A chart showing the average Solar Feed in Tariff for Amber Customers by hour in a day

The wholesale FiT that Amber passes on to its customers is typically lower than most retailers’ FiTs, which are subsidised with mark-ups on customers’ energy usage. Lower wholesale FiTs with Amber can be offset by shifting your energy consumption to cheaper, greener times.

See real feed-in prices in your postcode

Use the Amber app to track your real-time Solar Feed-in Tariff, with a 12 hour forecast, and 6 hours of price history. See your daily solar export history.

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Your FiT with Amber is always the true value of your generation on the energy marketplace, while your real-time usage price also includes the costs we must pay to use the poles and wires to supply power to your home.

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

Your higher wholesale solar FiT can help to protect you when wholesale usage prices spike during peak demand periods. Maximise your exports during times when the grid needs it the most and earn up to $15/kWh.

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Do you have solar
and live in Victoria?

We pay you the wholesale value of your solar exports at the time you export. This may be higher or lower than the minimum solar FiT in VIC. Our annual bill guarantee ensures you've earned the government minimum for your exports or more. If you haven't, we'll top you up.
See our bill guarantee

Thinking about buying a battery?

Combining a battery with a solar system is one of the best ways to maximise savings. In our blog, we share the important things to think about when you’re considering whether to invest in a battery. Read more

Common questions we get asked

How is Amber different to other energy providers?

Amber was founded by climate activist Dan Adams and techie mate Chris Thompson to solve the biggest problem holding Australia back from reaching 100% renewable energy: making it easier and rewarding for more Aussies to use more green energy and act on climate change. While other green energy providers focus on offsetting your fossil fuel energy use, we’re laser-focused on helping you reduce your fossil fuel use in the first place.

I'm on a green energy plan. Aren't I already using more green energy?

Right now, for anyone on a traditional retail energy plan - even a green energy plan - it’s very hard to actually use more green energy. We all draw power from the same grid and traditional plans don’t provide you with the tools you need - for example, live wholesale energy prices that drop when there’s more green energy in the grid, and the % of renewable energy in real time. Amber empowers you to make a choice.

What exactly are wholesale prices?

All energy retailers buy their electricity from the same wholesale electricity market, where prices are set every 30 minutes. The wholesale price is the true price for your usage that Amber (and other retailers) have to pay to provide you energy. The wholesale price includes wholesale energy costs (which vary every 30 mins), hedging costs, the rates charged by your local network (who own the poles and wires), metering costs and regulated charges for environmental schemes and market operations. We also add on a carbon offset to make your energy use carbon neutral. Find out more here

Why does Amber charge a subscription fee?

While Amber offers the same 100% Carbon Neutral and GreenPower plans as other electricity providers, our model goes a step further than the rest. For a $15 a month subscription, you get access to wholesale electricity prices and the Amber app which enable you to shift more of your energy use to when power is both greener and cheaper.

Unlike other energy retailers who charge a mark-up on the energy you use, Amber makes exactly $0 on your energy usage and empowers you to go beyond offsetting. We’re so committed to our ​​mission that the monthly fee is the only revenue we generate to run the business.

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