The main Solar Rebate program in Australia is the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), which is administered by the Clean Energy Regulator. Under this scheme, eligible Solar panel systems, small wind turbines, and Solar water heaters are entitled to a certain number of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs).
STCs represent the amount of renewable energy that will be generated over the system’s lifetime, and they can be traded or sold to recoup a portion of the upfront cost of the system. The number of STCs a system is eligible for depends on factors such as its location, capacity, and the amount of electricity it is expected to generate. The higher the STC value, the greater the financial incentive.
In addition to the federal Rebate, some state governments and territory administrations also provide additional incentives. These vary between regions but can include feed-in tariffs, low-interest loans, and grants.
It is important to note that the Solar Rebate amount and availability may change over time, as government policies and funding allocations are subject to review and adjustment. Therefore, it is recommended to consult the Clean Energy Regulator or relevant state/territory authorities for the most up-to-date information on Solar rebates in Australia.