The main Solar Rebate program in Australia is called the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). Under this scheme, homeowners and small businesses that install eligible Solar PV systems are eligible to receive small-scale technology certificates (STCs). These certificates can then be sold or traded to offset the cost of the Solar installation.
The number of STCs a Solar PV system is eligible for depends on its capacity and location. The more STCs a system is entitled to, the higher the Rebate amount. To be eligible for the SRES, the Solar PV system must have a capacity of 100 kilowatts or less, be installed by a Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited installer, and use approved components.
In addition to the SRES, some state governments also offer their own Solar Rebate programs. For example, the Victorian government has the Solar Homes Program, which provides rebates for Solar PV systems, Solar hot water systems, and battery storage systems. Other states, such as New South Wales and South Australia, also have their own Rebate initiatives.
It’s worth noting that the Rebate amount can vary over time as government policies change. Therefore, it’s important to check the latest information on Solar rebates from the relevant government websites or consult with a reputable Solar installer to get accurate and up-to-date information on available incentives.