Energy Assist's office will be closed over Christmas from 22nd December 2018 and reopening 3rd January 2019. We will continue with installations during this time and be contactable via our office phone number.

Solar Rebates or Subsidies


Small Scale Renewable Energy Scheme

This scheme (commonly known as the solar rebate) is provided in the form of Small-scale Technology Certificates.


Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs).

STCs are a tradable commodity attached to eligible installations of renewable energy systems (including solar panels, solar water heaters and heat pumps). The number of STCs allocated to a solar system depends on the size of the system and the state the system is being installed in.

These STC’s are then sold from the solar system owner to the installer for the current market rate. This then reduces the out of pocket expenditure the customer pays upfront for their system.


How much rebate will I get on my new Solar System?

Under the Australian Government's Renewable Energy Target legislation, a solar system can qualify for a number of credits in the form of STCs.  These STCs have a cash value and can be used to pay for some of the installation costs.

The value depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The size of your system
  • Where you live
  • The current market value of STCs

We will be able to calculate this for you during a site inspection and we will also be able to recommend the best system for the maximum rebate.   The value of the STCs will then be deducted from the price of the installation.