The Australian government offers several types of Solar rebates to promote the use of renewable energy. One of the main rebates available is the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), which provides financial incentives for small-scale Solar panel installations, wind turbines, and Solar hot water systems. The SRES creates Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) that can be traded and sold to electricity retailers, reducing the cost of the Solar system for the homeowner or business.
The amount of STCs received depends on the size of the Solar system and its geographical location, with more STCs allocated for larger systems and regions with lower Solar resources. The number of STCs decreases each year, gradually phasing out the scheme by 2030.
Additionally, some state and territory governments offer additional rebates and incentives to encourage the adoption of Solar energy. These rebates can vary by region and may include grants, feed-in tariffs, or interest-free loans.
To access Solar rebates, homeowners and businesses usually need to engage with accredited Solar installers and ensure that the systems and installers meet specific standards set by the government. It’s also important to note that eligibility criteria, Rebate amounts, and application processes can change over time, so it’s essential to stay updated with the latest information from government websites or energy authorities.