The Queensland Solar Bonus Scheme (the scheme) is a Queensland Government policy administered by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (the Minister). The scheme pays eligible customers a prescribed feed-in tariff for surplus electricity generated from small-scale solar PV systems and exported to the Queensland electricity grid.
Customers who applied for the scheme before 10 July 2012 and maintain their eligibility receive a feed-in tariff of 44 cents per kWh (c/kWh) until the scheme expires on 1 July 2028. Customers who applied from 10 July 2012 onwards received a feed-in tariff of 8 c/kWh until this feed-in tariff expired on 30 June 2014. The scheme was then closed to new customers.
The 8 c/kWh feed-in tariff was replaced on 1 July 2014 by a mandatory flat rate feed-in tariff for regional Queensland, determined by the QCA each financial year under the direction from the Minister.