Information on solar system upgrades

Adding more solar panels to your existing solar system can often be confusing. Let Dollar Solar help you with providing detailed information on the different possible cases.

We can also help with installing additional solar panels to fully exploit your solar potential without disrupting your existing feed-in tariff system. Increased solar productivity without the hassle.

Below you find all possible combinations of solar upgrades including the 60c and 20c Gross Feed-in Tariffs or the Net Metering without extra tariffs. Each schemes has different features defined in the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme.

If you are on 0.60c Gross Feed In Tariff in the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme

  • Option 1: you can add a separate solar power system connected to the grid with a Net meter. This additional solar system would be completely independent and would not interfere in any way with your current gross Feed-in Tariffs. You would be receiving the 60c Feed-in Tariff as usual until the current NSW Solar Bonus Scheme ceases in the end of 2016.
  • Option 2: you can upgrade your existing solar power system with more panels, connecting them to the same Gross Meter you have been using. If you opt for this, your Feed-in Tariffs would for the whole system as long as the current NSW Solar Bonus Scheme is effective. Please note, you are not allowed to install more than 10 kW of solar power under these circumstances.

If you are on 0.20c Gross Feed In Tariff in the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme

  • Option 1: you can add a separate solar power system connected to the grid with a Net meter. This additional solar system would be completely independent and would not interfere in any way with your current gross Feed-in Tariffs. You would be receiving the 20c Feed-in Tariff as usual until the current NSW Solar Bonus Scheme ceases in the end of 2016.
  • Option 2: you can upgrade your existing solar power system with more panels, connecting them to the same Gross Meter you have been using. If you opt for this, your Feed-in Tariffs would remain 20c as long as the current NSW Solar Bonus Scheme is in effect. Please note, you are not allowed to install more than 10 kW of solar power under these circumstances.

If you are on Net Metering

  • Your Only Option: simply add some more panels (no 10kW restriction – though new grid application required if the upgrade exceeds the currently approved amount) and have the additional panels connected to the existing Net Meter.

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