One of the main government rebates available in Australia is the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). Under this scheme, homeowners and small businesses can create Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) for each megawatt-hour of electricity their Solar panels generate. These STCs can then be sold to offset the cost of the Solar panel installation.
The number of STCs that can be created depends on the location, size, and installation date of the Solar panels. The more STCs a system is eligible for, the higher the Rebate. This Rebate is typically applied as a point-of-sale discount by Solar panel retailers or can be claimed as a cash payment.
Additionally, some states and territories in Australia offer their own specific Solar panel rebates and incentives. For example, the New South Wales government offers the Solar for Low Income Households Program, which provides fully subsidized Solar panel systems to eligible low-income households. Other states and territories may have similar programs to support specific groups or regions.
It’s worth noting that these rebates and incentives can change over time and may have eligibility criteria. It is recommended to check with the relevant government agencies or consult with Solar panel retailers to get the most up-to-date information on available rebates and incentives.