2020 Government Rebates & Incentives
You could be eligible for government rebates which can contribute to the cost of purchasing a system depending on where you live and what programs are available.
Solar government rebates and incentives available in Australia
1. Government Rebates
The federal government provides financial incentives for people who invest in solar and does this through Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STC). The number of STCs is based on the location and the amount of energy the system generates. Under this scheme, it can help individuals to reduce the cost of installing a system significantly. Installers generally sell the certificates on behalf of the customer and deduct the value from the installation cost. To be eligible your system must be less than 100kW in size, installed by a Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited professional and the solar components must be approved for use in Australia by the CEC.
Solar Rebates by State
Some additional incentives are available at the level of states as well as territories and are applied independently from the national rebate program. Below is a summary of the solar rebates by state and other incentive programs available.
2. Feed-In Tariffs (FiT)
Another way you can save money is through a feed-in tariff (FiT). A FiT is a credit rebate that people receive for excess solar energy generated which is exported to the grid and paid by your electricity retailer. For each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy a household exports to the shared grid, you will receive a FiT between 7 to 22 cents per kWh. They are not paid out cash in hand but instead deducted from your bill. Prices will vary depending on your circumstances, the state you live in and your electricity retailer. The value of a FiT can be an important aspect to consider as it influences the economic outcome of owning a system.
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