Solar Rebates & Incentives

Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)

Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) are a financial incentive to encourage the installation of solar and heat pump water heaters under a Federal Government operated scheme. STCs are available for installations in every state of Australia, and can be combined with other State and Federal rebates. One STC is equivalent to a megawatt hour per year (MWh/yr) of electricity displaced by an eligible system. Solar and heat pump water heaters predominantly use ‘clean’ renewable energy to heat water, thereby displacing the use of electricity. Each solar or heat pump system is eligible for a different number of STCs, which relates to the systems’ capacity, efficiency and installation location.

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