04.Feed in tariffs
A feed-in tariff is what you’re paid for energy you feed into the national electricity grid. The key distinction between feed-in tariff plans, apart from their rates, is whether you’re paid for all the energy you feed in (called a ‘gross metering’ system), or just the difference between the amount of energy your household uses and what it produces (‘net metering’).
Gross metering is best for households because it means you’re paid the higher rate for all the electricity you produce. That system has been used in most countries where solar power has been successful. It currently applies in just ACT and NSW.