How to Qualify For Solar Rebates in South Australia

Posted on 24 November 2021

How to Qualify For Solar Rebates in South Australia

As if having a renewable energy source and saving money on your monthly energy bill wasn't enough, the government went and created tons of incentives and solar rebates in South Australia to make it even more affordable. If you're one of the many homeowners holding back because of the initial cost of solar panels installation, worry no longer!

Solar Power Direct put together this blog post to teach you everything you need to know about solar rebates in South Australia. As a leading provider of solar systems in Adelaide, and a qualified installer for subsidy and rebate programs, we know a thing or two about saving you money on the best systems!

Solar Rebates in South Australia

There are three main ways to save money on your solar energy system in South Australia. The rebates are as follows:

  • South Australia Home Battery Scheme: A subsidy to help cover the cost of installing a home solar battery system.
  • Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs): You receive STC rebates based on the electricity your solar system produces that you would otherwise take from the main grid.
  • Feed-In Tariff: Many electricity retailers offer a rebate for the excess energy your solar power system produces and exports back to the main grid.

How Do Solar Rebates Work?

Say you're shopping for solar systems in Adelaide. You find an accredited installer like Solar Power Direct. You enquire about saving on installation costs through the STC rebate program. Here's a synopsis:

  • The gross cost of installation is $10,347.
  • Your rebate varies depending on the number of sunshine hours you receive and the size of your system. Let's say you have a 5kW system. You receive a $3,000 rebate.
  • Now, you only have to pay $7,347 for installation.

Explore Your Rebate Opportunities

After your solar panels installation, you still have two more opportunities to save! You can talk to your electricity provider about a feed-in tariff or install a solar battery through the Home Battery Scheme.

Before you can start saving, however, get in touch with Solar Power Direct to explore all of your solar rebate options. To learn more, call us on 08 7226 0560.