There are several types of Solar rebates available in Australia. The most common ones are the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and state-based rebates.
1. Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES): This is a nationwide initiative that provides a financial incentive for installing small-scale renewable energy systems, including Solar panels. The SRES is administered through Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs), which are created for every megawatt-hour of electricity generated by eligible Solar power systems. Homeowners and businesses can claim these STCs and sell them to electricity retailers or other buyers, providing a financial benefit that reduces the upfront cost of installing Solar panels.
2. State-based rebates: Some Australian states and territories offer additional rebates to further support the adoption of Solar power. These rebates vary depending on the location and can include grants, feed-in tariffs, or discounts on Solar panel installations. Examples of state-based rebates include the Solar Homes Program in Victoria and the Solar Battery Rebate Scheme in South Australia.
The availability and amount of rebates can change over time as government policies and funding priorities evolve. It is recommended to check with your local government or relevant authorities to get the most up-to-date information on available Solar rebates in your area.