State & Federal Solar Electricity Rebates
Federal Government Solar Rebates
The Federal Government is supporting the expansion of renewable energy alternatives in Australia through the Small Scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES). The SRES guarantees a market for additional renewable energy generation, using a mechanism of tradable Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs).
Solar Credits is a mechanism within the SRES scheme that boosts support to households, businesses and community groups that install small-scale solar PV, wind and hydro electricity systems by multiplying the number of STCs able to be created for eligible installations. Solar Credits apply to the first 1.5 kilowatts (kw) of capacity of the system installed and contributes a significant proportion of the cost of a solar electricity system. Generally an installer will get you to assign the STCs in exchange for a discount on the price of the system.
Further information can be obtained from:
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - 1800 057 590 or visit www.climatechange.gov.au
Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator (ORER) - (02) 6159 7700 or visit www.orer.gov.au
NSW State Government Solar Rebates
Further information relating to the scheme can be obtained from the
Department of Industry – 1300 136 888 or visit www.industry.nsw.gov.au
NSW Solar Bonus Scheme - Frequently Asked Questions
Further FAQs on amendments and changes to the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme can be found on IINSW’s website via this link