Solar for rentals calculator
The value of a solar system can be shared fairly between landlords and tenants in certain circumstances.
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 levels.
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Your total savings per year
Annual power bill savings
How the results are calculated
For regional Queensland customers, and South East Queensland customers who do not enter specific
general supply and feed-in-tariff rates, tenant benefits are based on the 2023-2024 Tariff 11 and
regional feed-in-tariff rates for Ergon Energy customers. 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
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