Solar for rentals calculator
In certain circumstances, the value of a solar system can be shared fairly between landlords and tenants.
This calculator can help landlords and tenants work out if solar is the right option for their rental.
Landlords can use the calculator to estimate a payback period and calculate a fair rent increase for their
tenants, while tenants can use it to estimate their savings from solar for different system sizes and rent
Choose a calculator to start
Your total savings per year
Annual power bill savings
How the results are calculated
Where located in regional Queensland, tenant benefits are based on the 2021-2022 Tariff 11 and
regional feed-in tariff rates for Ergon Energy customers. Where located in South East Queensland, if
a specific tariff is not entered, default general supply and feed-in-tariff rates for tenants are
based on the Queensland Competition Authority’s SEQ retail electricity market monitoring 2019–20
report and Solar feed-in tariff report 2019–20.
The calculator assumes that each kilowatt of solar PV installed generates 4.2 kilowatt hours per
day, and that tenants self-consume 30% of the solar generated. Actual tenant benefits will vary
depending on their individual usage of the system.
The information in the calculator is provided by the Queensland Government as an information source
only to assist landlords and their tenants in determining the financial, tax and other implications
of installing solar on a rental property. The results do not address the particular circumstances of
any individual and are best seen as illustrative examples under the stated assumptions.