Government Incentives and Rebates

To encourage individuals and businesses to use renewable sources of energy, federal and state governments offer financial incentives. In simple terms if purchasing a solar PV system your system may be eligible for a one-off upfront financial incentive. The state government may also offer you a feed-in tariff, which is a regular payment for the electricity your produce. As the regulations may change and are often complicated, your SolarHub representative will explain this to you in your first consultation.

The financial incentive is provided in the form of Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STC’s) and you will be entitled to these certificates if:

  • You are installing a solar photovoltaic system on your home or business
  • The system complies with Australian standards and is certified by the Clean Energy Council
  • An accredited CEC installer was used to install the system
Small-Scale Technology Certificates

You may be eligible for federal government financial incentive in the form of Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STC’s) if you decide to invest in Solar PV. STC’s are a commodity that are traded on the STC market and are deducted from the total system value when we provide you with a quote. Like the stock market, prices of STC’s constantly vary depending on factors such as supply and demand and this affects the prices of systems at different times of the year.

As a guide the following table will show you how much rebate you will get when you buy a system. This table assumes that you are eligible for the Solar Credits Scheme and assumes a STC price of $38.

System Size Number of STC’s STC Price Government Rebate
2kW 41 $38 $1,558
3kW 62 $38 $2,356
4kW 83 $38 $3,154
5kW 103 $38 $3,914

 

Feed-in Tariff

The amount you are paid for your electricity is determined by a number of factors, including the state or territory you live in, your current utility company and electricity plan. During your first on-site consultation a SolarHub consultant will look at your most recent electricity bill to determine how much you can expect to be paid. The following table can be used as an initial guide:

State Utility Company offering highest rate Residential Customer Rate Business Customer Rate Arrangement
ACT ActewAGL 7.5c / kWhr POA Nett FIT (Wholesale rate)
NSW Orgin Energy 6c / kWhr POA Nett FIT (Wholesale rate)
 

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We get a lot of questions about what batteries can do. Used correctly they can be an amazingly powerful addition to our electricity grid – as well as to your home. Here are four things a battery can do. But first - think beyond the battery. Consider your whole 'home energy system'. That’s your solar...

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NextGen F&Qs Please see attached PDF for SolarHub’s F&Qs regarding the NextGen Pilot program, for any additional questions please contact us on 1300 213 422 or email sales@solarhub.net.au FAQ.NextGen SolarHub

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A cute video from The Sydney Morning Herald on how solar batteries will change your home http://www.smh.com.au/video/video-news/video-environment-news/how-will-solar-batteries-change-the-household-20151124-46smu

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Have a look at one of Australia's most innovative companies: Canberra-based Reposit Power. A company that turns your house into a profitable mini power station!

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NextGen F&Qs Please see attached PDF for SolarHub’s F&Qs regarding the NextGen Pilot program, for any additional questions please contact us on 1300 213 422 or email sales@solarhub.net.au FAQ.NextGen SolarHub

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The ACT Government have BROUGHT FORWARD their 100% renewables target – from 2025 to 2020! Great leadership 👏 http://bit.ly/1Ukgu3n

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A new pilot program will allow those with solar panels to attain cheaper batteries to store more of the energy they generate.

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Media Release: Canberrans offered cutting-edge tech under new solar storage project Friday, April 22, 2016 Up to 60 Canberran households will be offered the world’s most advanced solar batteries at discounted rates under the ACT Government’s Next Generation Energy Storage Pilot. Two ACT businesses a…

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How does your suburb compare? The AREMI map lets you weigh up solar installs in Australia, see the link below to find out more

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Did anyone get a chance to read The Canberra Times on Saturday? Our Director, Benn Masters discussed the future of energy storage in the ACT.

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Thousands of homes and businesses across the ACT will soon have access to battery storage for renewable energy with funds from the latest renewable energy auction.

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Late last year SolarHub installed a 50kW system on the roof of the Netball ACT and it is seeing some fantastic results, to read more, see the link below.

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By the start of August 2015, SolarHub, an ACT based solar power company, had completed a 50kW installation on the roof of the ACT Netball Centre. The system, comprising 196 solar panels, was followed by a sponsorship deal between Netball ACT, and SolarHub, and saw the centre being renamed as the Sol…

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SolarHub will be closed for the Easter weekend, returning on Tuesday 29th March.

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