Will I require a new meter?
To access a feed-in-tariff, you may need a new bi-directional meter installed. This meter measures your property’s incoming and outgoing electricity. The new meter can only be installed by a licensed installer and may carry additional cost of a few hundred dollars. Usually solar power system quotes include meter costs, either as a separate item or included in the overall quote. Make sure you have a clear understanding when getting your solar power system quote if meter costs and paper work of connecting the system to the grid is included in the quoted price. Insist that full meter connection is included – as many consumers do not wish to get involved in energy retailer paperwork.