Sunyield a system that allows landlords to receive solar income from a rental house

Does anyone have a sunyield system on their rental house. It was good for the 1st year now Powershop has got greedy and reduced the feed in from 11 cents to 6.You get a benefit from onsite solar consumption 16 cents per Kw now 12 cents and the daily fee 28.4 cents now 34cents. So much for Powershop a NZ company.

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Both Powershop and Stoddart Group have terrible reviews on Product Review so perhaps it is a case of “birds of a feather”.

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Time to change provider then?


Last updated:
20 January 2021

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Assuming you are the owner?
The retail options are different by state and location.
How service costs are passed on when the Landlord pays the bill may also need to be considered.
EG Queensland https://www.rta.qld.gov.au/renting/during-a-tenancy/rent-and-other-bills/solar-power

How has it worked out for you and for the tenant before the change in rates?
There is an assumption that there is a benefit to the tenant in the arrangement. IE By being smart about when and how they use power they pay less, especially during the day when self consumption is free solar power.

Isn’t it simpler and just as cost effective to contract for a standard solar plan with one of the major retailers?
EG Origin, AGL etc. Origin for Brisbane have solar plans with feedin 14c and supply 23.94c. 111.5c pd connection charge plus 0.07c pd smart meter.

P.S.
Payback for a standard residential system is relatively straight forward to determine.
Sunyield’s promotion suggests the Landlord can earn $25pw by charging the tenant for electricity, while the tenant saves $275pa in electricity costs. There was limited information on the web site to show how either of these numbers come about, or that might enable a tenant to evaluate the saving relative to the best deal they might have if there was no solar PV installed.

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