What to do when your solar feed-in tarriff expires

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By the end of 2016 more than 275,000 households with solar power across NSW, Victoria and South Australia will receive much lower payments for their electricity exports to the grid, as several premium feed-in tariff schemes expire. The Alternative Technology Association’s (ATA) Damien Moyse and Nick Carrazzo, using analysis for the Total Environment Centre funded by Energy Consumers Australia, discuss what affected households can do to mitigate the financial impact, and what is best for solar homes on low feed-in tariffs. The following is an edited version of an article that appeared in ReNew Magazine.