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THE GRID NEEDS YOU.

Amber always pays you the true market value of your solar exports, allowing you to earn a higher feed-in tariff by exporting power when the grid needs it the most.

It's an entirely new way to sell your solar exports - one that helps Australia get to 100% renewables by connecting rooftop solar owners to Australia's real-time energy marketplace.

We are now live in VIC, SA, NSW, ACT, and SE QLD.

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Help create the future of rooftop solar in Australia.

Amber's feed-in tariff tracks the varying real-time price of energy on the wholesale market, which can range between -$1.00 and +$15.00. The wholesale price of energy is set every 30 minutes based on supply and demand. Just like the big generators, you'll earn more by exporting at times when demand on the grid is higher, and less when the grid is oversupplied. It's a model that will help Australia get to 100% renewables faster by connecting rooftop solar owners to Australia's real-time energy marketplace.

But we'll be totally transparent with you. The true market value of energy, and therefore your real-time FiT with Amber, can be lower than the fixed FiTs set by the big energy retailers. That's because the big energy retailers often subsidise your FiT with the retail markup they charge on your usage. A higher FiT doesn't necessarily mean you're getting a great deal on your power bills overall.

That's why most households with solar who use more power from the grid than they export end up saving significantly versus the DMO (the government's reference price for energy) with Amber. With us, you'll be paying wholesale prices for your energy usage with no retail markup, while still being paid the true market value of your solar exports. You can save even more if you have a household battery and tend to use power from the grid mainly at cheaper off-peak times and use from your battery at more expensive peak times.

We've put together some handy links below to help you learn more about how Amber's real-time feed-in tariff works.

See the typical real-time FiT in your area on our Pricing page.Am I a good fit for Amber's real-time FiT?How does Amber work for customers with solar?Why is my FiT with Amber lower than my general usage price?Can my FiT occasionally be negative, and will I be debited for exports during those times?
A chart showing the average Solar Feed in Tariff for Amber Customers by hour in a day

Amber's real-time FiT varies every 30 minutes along with the true market value of power in your local area. This means you'll earn more for your exports at times when the grid needs you most.

See real feed-in prices in your postcode

Use the Amber app to track and view your real-time Solar Feed-in Tariff throughout the day, including a 12 hour forecast, and 6 hours of price history. You can also see your solar export history day-by-day.

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

Your solar generation peaks on long, hot Summer days. So does the true market value of your exports. Your solar can help to protect you from higher wholesale usage prices during peak demand periods. You can also earn a FiT between $1 - $15/kWh by reducing your usage and maximising your exports during times when the grid needs you the most.

See real feed-in prices in your postcode
A graph comparing the wholesale cost of electricity and the wholesale solar feed-in tariff


Your FiT with Amber is always the true value of your generation on the energy marketplace. Your real-time usage price (i.e. the price you pay to use power from the grid) also includes the costs we must pay to use the poles and wires to supply power to your home. That's why your FiT and usage price are different.

See real feed-in prices in your postcode
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Got a household battery?
Households with a battery are the perfect fit for Amber. That's because most people with a household battery tend to only need power from the grid at off-peak times when the wholesale price of energy tends to be at its cheapest due to lower demand. You may also be able to use your battery power during peak times when demand on the grid is higher and the wholesale price tends to be more expensive.
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Fair electricity costs, guaranteed
Amber's an entirely new way to buy and sell electricity. To help you learn the ropes, we guarantee that you’ll never pay more than your state’s reference price for energy over the course of a year, or we'll refund the difference.
Fantastic service - why go with anybody else? Best power prices at wholesale rates. If you have solar you can pretty easily avoid the pricing during high demand - plus you get a feed-in-tariff. Such a great service that is going to revolutionise the power industry
ZURA, VIC
I recently switched to @AmberElectricAU to gain access to wholesale pricing with my solar. The Victorian price spike on Friday earned me $100 in 1 day! If you have solar get yourself on the waitlist.
Eytan, Melbourne
The pricing structure is clear and reasonable. I recently had my first power spike and with my solar earnt $73 from FIT in one day. Amazing! 100% green energy options available and carbon offset. Highly recommend researching a switch to #AmberElectric
JAMES, NSW

Got any questions?

Below is a list of common questions we get asked about Amber's real-time FiT. If we haven’t answered your questions click here to browse through all our Solar FAQs.

Do you offer a guaranteed minimum FiT?

In VIC we pay out the government minimum FiT of 10.2¢/kWh. Because Amber's real-time FiT varies based on the market value of energy, we calculate your minimum FiT based on the yearly average FiT you earned for your exports in each financial year. If the true market value of your exports was lower than 10.2¢/kWh on average over the financial year, we'll top you up to a FiT of 10.2¢/kWh on June 30, 2021.

In NSW, SA, ACT, and QLD we currently offer our own minimum FiT of 8¢/kWh. We'll pay out this minimum for all exports up until the 30th of September 2020. From the 1st of October 2020 onwards, we'll always pay out the true market value of your exports, with no artificial minimums or maximums.

Will you pay out my Premium FiT?

Yes! We'll pass through your government Premium FiT entitlement in addition to the real-time market value of your exports, e.g. Premium FiT + Market Value of Exports = Your Amber FiT.

What are the lowest and highest possible real-time FiTs with Amber?

The market price of energy - and therefore your real-time FiT - has a minimum price of -$1/kWh and a maximum ceiling of +$15/kWh. This varying wholesale price helps keep the grid in balance. High prices encourage as much generation as possible, while low and negative prices encourage generators to curtail their output to prevent the grid becoming unstable. Just like the big generators you'll be debited for your exports when the wholesale price is negative, so you can help out the grid (and your wallet) by using your solar at those times rather than exporting.

How can I learn more about the wholesale energy market?

You'll have a better idea of what to expect from Amber's real-time FiT if you understand the energy market in your state. Each state has its own mix of generation sources, which produce a different price outlook compared to other states. The National Energy Market (NEM) is the name of the largest energy market in Australia. It's run by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). When doing your research, a handy hint is to know that market prices are usually quoted in $/mWh (= $/1,000 kWh). You can divide these prices by 1,000 to get the price in $/kWh.

How can I maximise my FiT with Amber?

Amber's real-time FiT is designed to enable the future of rooftop solar in Australia. This means incentivising exports during peak times when the grid needs it most. For most solar owners, this looks like reducing your usage and maximising your exports during peak demand times when the wholesale price - and your FiT - is at its best. In the future, this will require more West-facing solar panels which achieve peak generation during the afternoon when demand is higher, as well as batteries with the capability to export excess power to the grid during peak times.

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