Choosing to install a renewable energy system at home or your business is a great way to help provide for and manage your electricity needs and bills. It also helps protect the environment.
You may be wondering how to go about finding and installing a renewable energy system. You probably have questions about recouping the cost of the system; the size of the system you are eligible to apply for; the technical requirements; how to find an installer and lots more!
The renewable energy section of our website will guide you through these topics, and others. If you can’t find the information you are looking for, just check who to contact at Horizon Power and give us a ring. You will also find links to helpful websites at the bottom of this page.
Let’s get you started:
It may be helpful and interesting to have an understanding of how renewable energy works on our electricity system. This will give you an insight to our agreement and buyback price, eligibility rules, technical requirements and the significance of your town’s hosting capacity. Learn more.
Although installing a renewable energy system is not all about money, we know that one of your key considerations is likely to be about recouping the cost of the system and saving money on electricity bills. There are a number of factors you may wish to consider in this regard. Learn more.
Your eligibility to apply to connect a renewable energy system will depend primarily on the tariff you are on, the size of the renewable energy system you would like to install, and the available network hosting capacity in your town. Learn more.
The renewable energy buyback agreement has three components: the application form, the contract (relevant terms and conditions), and the renewable energy technical requirements. Even if you do not intend to sell any excess electricity to Horizon Power, you will need to comply with the contract and the technical requirements. Horizon Power offers one flat buyback rate per town, for all types of customers. Learn more.
The renewable energy technical requirements specify the minimum technical requirements for customers or companies connecting renewable energy to Horizon Power’s low voltage network. Learn more.
It includes specifications for generation managed renewable energy installations, where the electricity output can be controlled to help maintain the reliability of our power supply to all our customers. Learn more.
All applications require assessment by Horizon Power. Generation management applications will undergo an engineering assessment. A fee may apply. Learn more.
If you are satisfied with our agreement, you may then like to contact a Clean Energy Council accredited installer to talk about your requirements and get a detailed quote for purchase and installation of a renewable energy system. Follow our step by step guide to get started. Learn more.
Remember: you must apply and receive approval from Horizon Power before you buy and install a system (even if you do not intend to sell any excess electricity to Horizon Power ). We strongly recommend that you do not make any financial commitment until you have received approval from us. Our website information is updated monthly but the hosting capacity for renewable energy systems on our isolated networks may change daily.
To make it easy for you, there are various ways to apply now.
Public Utilities Office - find general information about the State Government's initiatives, including the Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme (REBS) and the now suspended residential Feed-in Tariff (FiT).