Switching to solar? You could be eligible for upfront rebates and ongoing returns. EnergyAustralia makes switching to solar that much easier.
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When you decide to go solar, you'll be in the running for two types of rebates, both of which we'll help you navigate.
Switching to solar? We’ll make it easy and more affordable
There are two types of rebates:
- Upfront rebates, which you'll receive at the time of purchase. These are known as Small-Scale Technology Certificates or STCs, which we’ll explain on this page.
- The ongoing returns you could receive under your state government’s feed-in tariff scheme.
Upfront rebates: Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs)
STCs are electronic certificates (not paper ones) created when eligible solar power systems or solar water heaters are installed. When you purchase a Solar system from EnergyAustralia you can assign your systems STCs to EnergyAustralia in exchange for a point of sale discount on your solar power system purchase. You can find more information here.
How many STCs you receive will depend on the size of your system, where you live and the value of the certificates at the time your system was installed.
By assigning your STCs to EnergyAustralia, we’ll make the rebate process simple and efficient. We’ll ensure your installer has the correct accreditation, calculate how many STCs your system is eligible for and offer you a price discount on your solar power system. We’ll also manage all the compliance paperwork for you.
Your system could also be eligible for Solar Credits, a mechanism which increases the number of STCs the system can receive. The total number of Solar Credits for each system is derived through the use of a multiplier, which multiplies the number of STCs your system can create.
On 16 November 2012, the Australian Government announced that the Solar Credits mulitplier would be phased out for small-scale systems installed from 1 January 2012.
The schedule of multipliers which determines the additional certificates an eligible solar PV systme could create is outlined in the following table.
Schedule of Solar Credits multipliers
|Date installed||9/6/2009 - 30/6/2011||1/7/2011 - 30/6/2012||1/7/2012 - 31/12/2013||
|Multiplier||5||3||2||No multiplier (1)|
Solar energy ‘payback’ is the period of time it takes for a solar system to pay for itself. This is calculated by adding up the savings on your electricity costs that your solar system generates each year. Actual savings will vary depending on your energy usage.
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