Australia’s abundant sunshine makes it an ideal location for solar power. To encourage the use of this renewable energy source, the Australian government and various state governments offer a range of incentives and rebates. This article explores the key government solar rebates available to residents of South East Queensland.
The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES)
Under the SRES, homeowners and small businesses across Australia who install small-scale renewable energy systems, including solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, may be eligible to receive Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). These certificates can be sold or assigned to recoup a portion of the cost of your solar installation, effectively providing a rebate.
The number of STCs you can claim depends on the amount of electricity your system is expected to produce or displace, as well as your geographical location. As South East Queensland receives plenty of sunlight, solar installations in this region often generate a substantial number of STCs.
Solar Feed-in Tariffs in Queensland
A feed-in tariff is a rate paid for solar power that you feed back into the electricity grid from your solar PV system. In South East Queensland, where the electricity market is deregulated, the feed-in tariff rate is not set by the government. Instead, energy retailers set their rates, so it’s worth shopping around for the best deal.
The Solar Battery Rebate
While not a government scheme, the Australian Energy Foundation (AEF) offers a discount for South East Queensland residents looking to install a solar battery. Eligible households can receive a significant discount on the installation of an Alpha ESS or Sungrow solar battery.
Making the Most of Solar Rebates with Universe Solar
At Universe Solar, we’re committed to helping South East Queensland residents and businesses harness the power of the sun and make the most of the available solar rebates. We offer expert guidance on choosing the right solar system for your needs and navigating the various rebate schemes.
Solar power is not just a way to contribute to a more sustainable future; it’s also a sound financial investment, especially when you take advantage of the government solar rebates. Get in touch with Universe Solar today and take the first step towards your solar journey.