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Installing solar in your town

Horizon Power is undertaking trials which will allow more of our customers to install rooftop solar.

With the increase in demand for rooftop solar, utilities around the world are facing similar challenges in how to connect increasing amounts of renewable energy to traditional electricity systems. In the case of smaller, isolated power systems or microgrids, like those operated by Horizon Power, the intermittency of renewable energy poses a challenge.

For each town, we have a certain amount of capacity for rooftop solar that can be safely installed on the power system without compromising the reliability of power supplies to all of our customers. This is our Distributed Energy Target, which we will progressively increase as we trial new technology that will allow for more renewable energy on our systems.

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Can I install solar in my town?

The table below shows the kilowatts available in each town that can be utilised by rooftop solar and the renewable energy buyback rate in that town. Some of our towns have already reached their Distributed Energy Target and so we are unable to accept solar applications at this time.  

Check if you are eligible to install solar.

Town

Renewable energy
buyback offer*
(cents per kWh) 

No generation
management required**
(kW)

Generation
management required***
(kW)

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Ardyaloon 42.71 0 202
Beagle Bay 44.64 20 242 
Bidyadanga  34.11 32  389 
Broome  7.14
Camballin/ Looma  29.11 23                  269 
Carnarvon               10.56 1001 
Coral Bay  19.75 103  191 
Cue 26.75 0 431
Denham 27.93 0 0
Derby  7.14 0 726
Djardindjin  46.3 20  242             
Esperance 10.29 0 1989
Exmouth 7.14 0 0
Fitzroy Crossing 7.19 182 1123
Gascoyne Junction 46.59 0 77
Halls Creek 7.65 167 1024
Hopetoun 34.3 0 196
Kalumburu 50.55 40 476
Kununurra/Wyndham/Lake Argyle 10.33 0 6122
Laverton 32.82 0 455
Leonora 14.18 0 0
Marble Bar 48.05 0 0
Meekatharra 26.42 58 1413
Menzies 51.41 0 0
Mount Magnet 21.2 0 934
Norseman 26.33 27 1905
Nullagine 41.86 0 0
NWIS - includes Port Hedland,
Roebourne and Karratha
7.68 5692 4880
Onslow 18.79 184 1655
Sandstone 27.64 0 321
Warmun 39.76 32 389
Wiluna 28.41 20 78
Yalgoo 28.76 0 164
Yungngora 39.47 32 381


* Cents per kWh of electricity that you export to the Horizon Power electricity system. Buyback rates are reviewed annually and the amount payable is subject to change. Find out more.

** Generally available to residential customers on the A2, C2, D2 tariffs or to an educational institution who wish to install a five kilowatt or less renewable energy system.

*** Customers on the L2, L4, K2, N2, P2 and M2 tariffs will need to install a generation managed system. Residential customers who wish to install a system greater than five kilowatts will need to install a generation managed system. 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us at renewables@horizonpower.com.au or call our Renewable Energy Hotline on 1800 618 916. 

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