Origin Energy Solar Plans and Packages
Whether you already have solar energy, or are interested in investing in it, Origin Energy has you covered. From purchase and installation, to solar plans and feed-in-tariff, Origin Energy offers everything you need to ensure you’re getting the most out of your solar PV system. So for more information about how Origin Energy can help you benefit from solar energy, keep reading more below.
Origin Energy Solar Boost
If you already have a solar PV system, Origin Energy Solar Boost will give you the biggest solar feed-in-tariff of any Origin Energy electricity plan. With Origin Energy Solar Boost, you don’t get a discounted electricity rate like you would with their other energy plans, but if you have a big enough solar PV system, your solar feed-in-tariff should give you a better discount.
- Higher solar FiT or bigger discount?
- If you have a smaller solar PV system and use most of your energy during the day, or have battery storage, you’re probably better off choosing an electricity plan with a bigger discount and smaller solar feed-in-tariff
- If you have a bigger solar PV system (over 5kW), and don’t use most of your energy during the day, you should consider a higher solar feed-in-tariff
If you choose Origin Energy Solar Boost for your electricity plan, your solar feed-in-tariff will depend on where you live in Australia. Origin Solar Boost feed-in-tariffs are:
- NSW: 12c/kWh
- ACT: 11c/kWh
- Victoria: 14c/kWh
- Queensland: 9c/kWh
- South Australia: 13c/kWh
Origin Energy Solar Boost Plus
If you don’t yet have a solar PV system, you might consider purchasing one through Origin Energy. Origin Energy Solar Boost Plus is only available to customers with solar PV systems purchased through Origin, but it offers one of the biggest solar feed-in-tariffs available on the market. Like Origin Solar Boost, you don’t get discounted electricity, but the solar FiT might be worth it for some, especially those with bigger solar systems that export a lot of energy to the grid.
- NSW: 22c/kWh
- ACT: 20c/kWh
- Victoria: 20c/kWh
- Queensland: 18c/kWh
- South Australia: 21c/kWh
Origin solar feed-in-tariffs
Origin Energy offers a solar feed-in-tariff to all solar energy customers, regardless of which plan you choose. Origin Energy’s regular solar FiT is available on their regular electricity plans (Origin Go, Origin Flexi, and Origin Home Support). Whether you want a higher feed-in-tariff or a bigger discount depends entirely on your solar PV system, and energy consumption habits.
|Regular solar feed-in-tariff||Solar Boost feed-in-tariff||Solar Boost Plus feed-in-tariff|
|New South Wales||7c / kWh||12c / kWh||22c / kWh|
|ACT||7c / kWh||11c / kWh||20c / kWh|
|Victoria||10.2c / kWh||14c / kWh||20c / kWh|
|Queensland||6c / kWh||9c / kWh||18c / kWh|
|South Australia||8c / kWh||13c / kWh||21c / kWh|
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Solar PV systems and packages from Origin
Origin Energy offers many different solar PV system packages, with panels, inverters, and batteries to make sure you get the most out of your Origin Energy solar. Whether you’re new to solar energy and want a no-fuss system, or want a top-of-the-line package with all the works, Origin Energy has something for everyone.
Origin Energy solar packages
Origin Energy has three ready-to-go solar packages, which include everything you need to start generating solar energy. Their three solar packages; Advantages, Premium, and Premium Plus; all come with solar panels and an inverter so you don’t need to worry about getting all the pieces together on your own.
|Solar package||What it comes with|
Starting at $3,595
Starting at $4,395
With Origin Energy solar packages, you can either choose to pay upfront (once your solar PV system is installed) or take advantage of Origin Energy’s 24-month interest-free payment plan with $0 deposit.
Get a solar quote If you're interested in solar energy with Origin, you can contact Origin Energy by calling 1300 791 468 between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday
Origin Energy solar panels
Origin Energy offers two solar panel brands to customers in Australia; JA Solar 330W and Trina Solar 370W. While the JA Solar 330W solar panels offer reliable, no-fuss, green energy, the Trina Solar 370W panels deliver maximum power, perfect for residential use.
|JA Solar 330W panel||Trina Solar 370W panel|
|Manufacturer's warranty||12 years on materials and workmanship||12 years on materials and workmanship|
|Linear warranty||25 years||25 years|
|Module efficiency||19.6%||20.2% on average|
|Packages available||Advantage and Premium||Premium Plus|
Origin Energy solar inverters
Inverters are what allow you to take the energy you generate and use it in your home, and are an equally important part of your solar PV system. There are three available inverters through Origin Energy, available in their solar packages.
|Zeversolar inverter||Goodwe inverter||Fronius inverter|
|Manufacturer's warranty||5 years on both parts and labour||10 years on parts, 5 years on labou||10 years on parts, 5 years on labour|
|Weight||7.3kg||7.5 kg to 26 kg||16kg to 43 kg|
|Max efficiency||96.3% to 97.5%||96.5% to 98.3%||97.8% to 98.1%|
|Max current output||15 Amps||7.5 Amps to 22.8 Amps||4.8 Amps to 31.9 Amps|
|Packages available||Advantage, depending on location and system size||Advantage, depending on location and system size||Premium and Premium Plus|
Origin Energy battery storage systems
Adding a battery to your solar PV system can potentially maximise your solar energy usage. Batteries allow you to store the excess energy your system generates during the day, so you can use it when the sun isn’t shining. If your battery fills up, any additional energy generated is sent back out to the grid, allowing you to also benefit from a solar feed-in-tariff. Origin Energy offers two batteries, the Tesla Powerwall and LG Chem Resu, both of which are among the most popular choices for solar battery storage.
|Tesla Powerwall 2||LG Chem RESU|
|Retrofit installation||From $14,995||From $10,795|
|Part of an Origin solar package||From $19,390||From $13,295|
Origin Energy Virtual Power Plant
Origin Energy customers in Victoria can take advantage of the Victorian Government’s Microgrid Demonstration Initiative, a virtual power plant, which connects solar PV and battery storage systems to create a new electricity network. Whether you have a solar PV system, or want to install one, you’ll receive a heavily discounted 6.5kWh LG Chem RESU battery to connect you to the VPP.
- A 6.5kWh LG Chem RESU battery for $5,895
- 24 month interest-free payment plan
- Full installation with Sungrow Hybrid inverter
- Guaranteed $300 back in credit within the first year
In order to be eligible for the Origin Energy VPP and LG Chem RESU battery, you need to be an Origin Energy electricity customer for the five-year trial period, and grant Origin Energy access to the power in your battery to charge and discharge it.