Government Incentives and Rebates

To encourage individuals and businesses to use renewable sources of energy, there are government incentives and rebates available for solar. 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 regulations may change and are often complicated, a 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.

Feed-in Tariff

The amount you are paid for your electricity is determined by a number of factors. This includes the area 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)