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Rebates and Incentives

There are upfront rebates and incentives available for most renewable energy installations, including solar panels and battery storage systems.

Off-Grid Energy consultants will help you to understand what incentives you’re equipment is eligible for, calculate and maximise how much you will receive and process all the required paperwork.

Contact us today on 1300 334 839 or email info@offgridenergy.com.au

STCs

Sustainable City Incentive

Suburban Storage Trial

Next Generation Energy Storage Pilot

Home Improvement Scheme

Small Scale Technology Certificates

Small Scale Technology Certificates (STC’s – previously known as REC’s) are available and will help to offset the upfront cost of any renewable energy component in your system. These certificates are essentially carbon-offset shares, meaning that the more renewable energy that is installed, the more carbon is offset, and the more STCs it is eligible for and the larger your rebate will be.

A single STC equates to roughly 1 megawatt hour (MWh) of carbon intensive electricity that has been displaced over the life of your system.
This can typically equate to an upfront discount of between $1000 – $13,000 depending on the size of the solar array that is installed as part of your standalone system.

You can be paid your STCs in two ways. Assign your STCs to a registered agent such as Off-Grid Energy Australia, in exchange for an upfront discount when you purchase your solar PV system. (Most customers use this option). Or you can create the STCs yourself by finding a buyer and selling them in the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Registry.


Do I wait to receive my STC payment after the system installation?

No, Off-Grid Energy will deduct the STC value from your invoice at installation.
Due to the fluctuation of STC values, the final STC price may vary from the indicative value provided at contract acceptance to the actual STC value on installation day.


STC Zone Map

Each STC Zone attracts a different number of STCs for the amount of kWh’s produced. Zone 1 attracts the highest amount, and Zone 4 the lowest.

Sustainable City Incentive Scheme – Adelaide CBD

This Scheme is available to all building owners and tenants including businesses, residents, schools, community and sporting organisations within the City of Adelaide for installations completed from July 1, 2015.

Subject to funding availability, the Sustainable City Incentives Scheme will provide up to:

$5,000 for installing solar PV
$5,000 for installing energy storage
$500 per electric vehicle charging controller
$5,000 for apartment building energy efficiency upgrades
$1,000 for changing quartz halogen downlights to LED downlights
$120 for installing an energy monitoring system
$1,000 for solar hot water system
$500 for rain water tanks or $3,000 for communal use water tanks
For more information visit the Sustainable City Website http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/your-council/funding/sustainable-city-incentives-scheme/

Suburban Storage Trial – Salisbury SA

Open to 100 residents in the suburb of Salisbury, SA.

SA Power Networks will take customers off grid to avoid an expensive network upgrade. It estimates that with heavy it will be able to provide the Tesla or Samsung battery storage systems for less than $3,600.

Eligible customers will need to use a minimum of 4,000 kilowatt (kW) hours of annual grid electricity — or 2500KWh a year on solar panels — and be connected to one of the powerlines being targeted in the trial.

Next Generation Energy Storage Pilot – Canberra

The ACT is targeting 600 homes with it’s second round of battery storage incentive.
This new funding round will make $2 million available for battery storage installations in the ACT under the scheme.
More information on purchasing battery storage through the scheme will be available once the tender process has been completed.

Home Improvement Scheme – NT

The $20 million Home Improvement Scheme, which was fully launched this week, offers eligible NT homeowner-occupiers vouchers of up to $2,000 (excluding GST) to put towards home improvements, repairs or maintenance – including the purchase of solar power systems and battery storage.

The grants are subject to the condition that any works commissioned are carried out by registered local small businesses or tradepersons.

Eligible projects must also be less than $20,000 and the homeowner needs to contribute at least half of the project’s cost. The voucher value depends on the size of the project and is valid for 3 months after the date of issue.
The government has indicated it would extend the scheme beyond June 30 2017 and boost funding if the economy required it.

More details can be found at: https://homeimprovement.nt.gov.au