"South Australia already has around 46 per cent of the nation’s grid-connected solar panels and this feed-in scheme will play on the state’s existing strength," SA Premier Mike Rann said.
"This scheme represents another step in keeping South Australia at the forefront of governments facing the challenge of climate change."
Mr Rann also will launch the University of Adelaide’s new Research Institute for Climate Change and Sustainability today.
Professor Barry Brook, the university’s new chair of climate change, will serve as director of the institute.
It will drawn on a range of disciplines and be instrumental in establishing working relationships between government and industry in an effort to tackle climate change.