Solar rebates in Australia vary depending on the state and territory. The main rebate available is the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), which provides a financial incentive for installing small-scale renewable energy systems, including solar panels. The value of the rebate is determined by the number of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) that can be created based on the size of the system and the location of the installation.

January 18, 2024by Luke0


In some states, such as New South Wales and Victoria, additional state-based rebates may be available on top of the federal SRES Rebate. These state rebates often have specific eligibility criteria and may be subject to funding availability.

The SRES Rebate is available to residential, commercial, and community installations of Solar panels. The number of STCs that can be created depends on the system’s capacity and the Solar zone it is installed in. Solar zones are categorized based on their Solar radiation levels, with higher levels of radiation resulting in more STCs.

The value of an STC is not fixed and can fluctuate based on market conditions. The STCs can be sold to electricity retailers or other parties, which helps reduce the upfront cost of the Solar panel installation. The Rebate is usually applied at the point of sale, with the installer deducting the value of the STCs from the total installation cost.

It’s important to note that the SRES Rebate is scheduled to be phased out by 2030, with the number of STCs available decreasing each year. This means that the Rebate value may reduce over time.

To ensure eligibility for the Rebate, it is recommended to use accredited installers and systems that meet the required standards and guidelines. It’s also advisable to check with your state or territory’s government website or relevant authorities for specific information on available Solar rebates and incentives in your location.

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