Solar Panel Rebates and Incentives
Pedleys Solar can help you uncover financial incentives and opportunities available to the residential solar market. As new technologies become available across Australia, we have deployed a special division to focus on commercial and residential solar rebates for grid-connected solar power systems.
Our team can take the guesswork out of solar incentives, allowing you to access the latest and greatest rebates available. From commercial solar energy to solar panels for your home, we’ll help you find the best solar solutions to suit your needs.
Learn more about your solar panel rebate eligibility below.
Solar Credits Rebate
The solar credits rebate offers enormous savings to consumers who switch to rooftop solar panels (the solar subsidy is determined by the location and size of the solar panel system). Under the solar credits scheme, Pedleys Solar is able to offer a point of sale discount of more than $4000 for the average home that installs a 5.0kW solar panel system.
Almost every home in Australia can access this incentive. Even if you live in an apartment or a town house, you may still meet the criteria to apply for the solar credits rebate.
To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be the owner occupier
- If you live in an apartment, you must have permission from body corporate
- You will need to provide proof that the solar panels are owned by you (an invoice from your solar panel retailer will suffice).
How Does the Solar Panel Rebate Work?
Similarly to the solar credits scheme, solar panel rebates are designed to subsidise the upfront cost of installing a solar power system. Pedleys Solar can simplify the processes involved with qualifying for the solar panel rebate at no extra cost.
Here’s how our solar panel design and installation process works:
- Select a solar panel system (our expert consultants will be able to assist you with this process).
- You will receive a no-obligation quote based on the information you provided.
- Once you’ve accepted the quote and payed your deposit, installation can occur.
Pedleys Solar has been providing solar panel systems to home owners for decades, so you can rely on us to help you make the most of the Australian Government’s solar rebate.
Learn more about our solar panel design and installation service.
How Much is the Solar Rebate?
To understand the value of your solar rebate, it’s important to consider the different incentives available in your state.
Solar Rebates in Queensland
There are currently two primary solar rebate incentives available in Queensland:
- Feed in tariffs – The rate paid for any unused electricity that gets fed back into the grid from your rooftop solar panel system.
- Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) – Part of a federal scheme, STCs can be provided to your solar installer in exchange for significant discounts on your system.
Solar Rebates and Incentives in Victoria
Victoria offers the following solar rebates and incentives to home owners:
- Solar Homes Package – The Victorian Government is allowing eligible households to claim a rebate up to $2,225 on the cost of a solar PV system, or a $1,000 rebate for the replacement of old hot water systems with solar hot water (under the Solar Homes Package, households are only eligible for one rebate).
- Feed in tariffs – Similarly to Queensland’s feed in tariff scheme, Victorian households can save on electricity by feeding unused solar power back into the grid.
Contact Pedleys Solar and get a free quote on solar panel installation today.
Commercial-Scale Solar Incentives
Commercial-scale solar systems may be able to take advantage of the following solar panel rebate:
- Large-Scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) – This incentive applies to solar power systems greater than 100kWs. Once they’ve been validated, LGCs can be used as a form of currency, with companies able to sell them to other individuals and businesses at a negotiated price.
Solar Rebates for Small Businesses
Small business can reduce their environmental footprint and operational costs through the following solar panel rebates:
- Tax incentives
- Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs)
- Feed in tariffs
- Solar hot water replacement
Solar Feed In Tarrifs
While solar feed in tariffs aren’t technically classed as a solar rebate, the financial benefit of this incentive is worth considering if you’re thinking of installing rooftop solar panels. Solar feed in tariffs are an additional incentive designed to make the transition to solar even more appealing.
When Does the Solar Rebate End?
Solar rebates are influenced by a range of factors, such as supply and demand and government legislation. This is why the solar rebates available to consumers in Australia are constantly changing. Some are due to expire within the next 12 months, while others are set to continue for several years.
To avoid missing out on financial incentives and opportunities, it’s important to invest in solar while you still have the chance.
How Do I Claim the Solar Panel Rebate?
The steps involved with claiming a solar panel rebate can change depending on the type of solar power system you’ve installed and the incentives available in your location. Pedleys Solar can help you determine which rebates you qualify for.
Get a quick solar quote, check out our discount solar power packages and make the switch to generating power from the sun today – you’ll have clean, green electricity powering your home before you know it!