Solar Victoria are providing a rebate of up to $1,000 on solar hot water systems. This is a great option for households where solar panels might not be suitable, or for households that already have solar panels installed. Under the new process, the rebate will be paid directly to your provider and deducted from your invoice, meaning you only need to pay the outstanding balance once the system is installed.
Visit Solar Victoria for more information on this grant and eligibility criteria.
Small-scale Technology Certificates (STC)
Households and small businesses across Australia that install a small scale renewable energy system (solar, wind or hydro) or eligible hot water system may be able to receive a benefit under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) to help with the purchase cost. Installing an eligible system allows the creation of STCs with a value that can be redeemed by selling or assigning them.
Small-scale renewable systems which may be eligible for certificates include:
- Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels
- Wind turbines
- Hydro systems
- Solar water heaters
- Air source heat pumps
Visit Clean Energy Regulator for more information on STCs and eligibility criteria.
Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs)
Victorian Energy Upgrades is a Victorian government energy efficiency program that gives every Victorian household and business the opportunity to receive rebates or discounts on energy saving products. Every upgrade allows businesses accredited under the program called Accredited Providers to generate Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs). All Victorian households and businesses that have an inefficient electric or gas hot water system are eligible to participate by replacing your old inefficient hot water system with a more efficient one. The Victorian Energy Upgrades program can help you save money on upgrade costs, reduce your energy bill and help the environment.
Visit Victorian Energy Saver for more information on VEECs and eligibility criteria.