Solar Energy

Solar energy is a type of renewable energy that is generated from the light of the sun. Renewable energy is better for the environment because it produces lower CO2 emissions than traditional energy generation methods.

Installing a solar system to your home may be beneficial to your budget and benefits the environment. Not only will you feel better about using electricity at home - if you produce enough electricity through your solar system, you will be eligible for credit, known as a Feed in Tariff, through your energy retailer.

How a solar system works

For properties with a solar system, the power that is generated will feed into the home and any excess electricity generated is fed back into the national power grid for other Australian households to use. The household or business is reimbursed for supplying this renewable energy to the national power grid through a Feed in Tariff which appears as a credit on the energy bill. The Feed in Tariff will vary depending on where you live.

Our solar feed-in tariffs

  • VIC 10.2 cents
  • SA  15 cents
If you have a feed-in tariff that we are required to carry-over from your existing retailer we will do so.

Your meter will need to be updated

Firstly, it is important to determine what type of meter you have. You may need a brand new meter or you may need to have your existing meter reconfigured. For more information regarding metering, contact us on 1300 115 866.

Learn more about solar metering updates here

How to get a solar system installed

It’s important to understand your energy usage to determine the best system size to meet your needs. Take the time to shop around with solar panel installation companies to get the best advice.

Victorian solar metering update process

1. Once your system is installed, a Registered Electrical Contractor (REC) from the installation company will assist you in completing the relevant paperwork (EWR, CES and Solar Connection form) required for your application.

2.This will either be passed on to us or your electricity distributor depending on the electricity distributor’s requirements.

3. Once Lumo has received the required paperwork or notification, we will contact you to obtain consent.

4. From here, it may take up to 20 business days for your metering update to be completed and once it’s done you can switch your solar system on and start enjoying the benefits.

*Please ensure that your REC completes these forms accurately as any incorrect information received will require the forms to be completed again. This can cause significant delays in your solar installation.

South Australian metering update process

1. You should obtain a PV SEG (Photovoltaic Small Embedded Generator) approval from SA Power Networks prior to solar being installed. Your solar panel installer is responsible for submitting this form directly to SA Power Networks for approval.

2. You will be provided with a SEG (Photovoltaic Small Embedded Generator) number to provide to Lumo.

3. Once Lumo has received your consent a Service Order will be issued to our Metering Coordinator for the solar metering update.

4. Once the metering update is complete, you can switch your solar system on and start enjoying the benefits.

*Please ensure that your REC completes these forms accurately as any incorrect information received will require the forms to be completed again. This can cause significant delays in your solar installation.