The Government provides many grants, subsidies and incentives to support investments in solar energy systems. Consumers can take advantage of both Federal Government rebates towards the cost of their solar system as well as ongoing State Government based incentives. State Government based incentives are in the form of feed-in tariffs for energy that your system feeds back into the electricity grid.
It’s important to be aware that each state has different rebates, incentives and tariff rates. You can get the right information for your state by following the links to the relevant state government pages or visit the Clean Energy Council website.
The guidelines for PV solar incentives and rebates are different in every state across Australia and are regularly changing. We suggest you check out the Federal Government website that provides up to date detail and information on all rebates and incentives: Climate Change – Government programs and rebates
You can also check out your State Government specific pages:
QLD: QLD Government - Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovations –
Office of Energy
NSW: NSW Government – Trade and Investment
ACT: ACT Government – Department of Environment and Sustainable Development
VIC: VIC Government – Department of Primary Industries
SA: SA Government – Renewables
WA: WA Government – Office of Energy
Your solar power system may qualify under the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (the Act), to create Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs). STCs are electronic and represent 1 MWh (mega-watt hour) of renewable electricity generated by a power station or electricity deemed to be generated from small generation units. STCs can only be claimed once for each system.
How can I benefit from STCs?
Owners of an eligible solar power system have two options to benefit from STCs:
Content rebates for solar hot water:
To download your STC application form please click here:
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