When you purchase an eligible solar system, the cost of the system is subsidised by the Australian government through small-scale technology certificates (STCs).
Each STC represents the amount of electricity the solar PV system generates over its lifetime to offset what your property would otherwise draw from the main electricity grid. The more electricity your solar PV system is capable of producing, the more STCs you will get.
Trading your STCs offsets the cost of your solar PV system. The most common way of claiming STCs is to assign them to your installer or retailer, who will give you a point-of-sale discount on your system in return. It's a bit like a rebate, except you get an immediate discount instead of paying a larger amount and then needing to claim money back
For further information visit sa.gov.au.
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