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Solar government rebates and incentives

Offset the cost of your solar system until 2030, with STCs

When you buy solar panels from an accredited installer, you will receive Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) as a form of solar rebate that reduces the cost of your system purchase. The amount of the rebate varies depending on the number of sunshine hours your location receives and the size of the system you select.

For example, a 1.5kW solar panel system in Adelaide, South Australia is eligible for 31 STCs, but in Hobart, Tasmania, this same system is eligible for only 27 STCs.*

*These figures are accurate as of 2020. The number of STCs is reduced each year up until the year 2030.

Save on battery storage with the SA Home Battery Scheme

In the second half of 2018, Steven Marshall revealed the State Government’s plan to reduce the cost of electricity.

$100 million of subsidies and $100 million in loans will pay for the installation of home solar batteries, through the Home Battery Scheme (HBS).

The subsidy is available to all South Australians who are looking at purchasing a solar battery, at $150 per kWh ($250 per kWh for energy concession holders). That means you could save up to $2,000 on Tesla Powerwall!

Plus, with low interest loans available through Plenti (the administrator of the HBS) you don’t need to worry about being out-of-pocket.