Government Rebates

Residential customers are entitled to two types of support for their solar PV systems under the Renewable Energy Target (RET):
1. Solar Credits provided by the Federal Government
2. State feed-in tariff

Renewable Energy Rebate

When you install a solar system , as the owner of the system you generate renewable energy certificates called Small Technology Certificates (STC). Each STC equates to 1 Megawatt hours (1000 kWh) of energy your system can produce in the period to 2030 up to a maximum of 15 years. Solar System retailers apply for these STCs on behalf of the consumers and provide you discounts upfront, thereby reducing your initial investment cost substantially.


State governments pay customers for the excess/unused solar electricity exported to the grid. The feed-in tariff depends on:

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solar rebate perth waState of residence

Current Feed-in Tariff in different states *
StateFeed-in Tariff
Victoria5.0c/kWh minimum
South Australia6.8 c/kWh
Australian Capital Territory6.0c – 7.5 c/kWh
Tasmania6.67 c/kWh
Northern Territory19.23 c/kWh
Western Australia7.135 c/kWh
Queensland7.448 c/kWh
New South Wales7.2 c/kWh

* these rates are subject to variations

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