Did you know that several rebates exist Australia-wide that not only help your home improve, but also save you money? Here is a list of beneficial programs for environmental and financial advantage.
Solar Panel Rebate (Federal Solar Rebate)
This rebate was developed to assist households, small business and community groups with the cost of installing a solar PV system. Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) are issued to eligible households, based on the expected output of the solar system over a 15-year period. One STC is the equivalent of 1 megawatt per hour of renewable energy.
Electricity Feed-In Tariff (State Tariff Incentives)
It’s possible for your home to generate more energy than it needs. Residences are rewarded for adding this excess energy back into the power grid. Feed-in tariffs are available in most states, with the renewable energy feed-in tariff paying eligible properties for the excess electricity they generate from small-scale solar (photovoltaic or PV), wind turbine or hydro systems.
Home Energy Incentives
The Energy Saver Incentive helps households and businesses save energy with a range of discounts and special offers on selected energy saving products and services including fridges, freezers, heaters and hot water systems. This program not only saves you money when choosing the product but will also provide lower costs and impact over time.
Renewable Power Incentives (Solar, Wind and Hydro)
Households across Australia that install a small-scale solar (photovoltaic or PV), wind turbine or hydro renewable energy system, or a solar or heat pump hot water system, may be eligible for a benefit under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.
Showerhead Exchange (Victoria)
The Showerhead Exchange Program can help Victorian households swap their old showerheads for free 3-star rated water-efficient showerheads, saving water, energy and money.
Television and Computer Recycling
Old electronics can be recycled, rather than adding to landfill. The National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme provides householders and small businesses with access to free recycling services for televisions and computers, printers, keyboards, mice and hard drives.
These initiatives are helpful in striving towards a more environmentally, economically and financially savvy future. For more information and tips check out the News section on our website.