The Federal Government provides an incentive under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme that reduces the cost of your solar system installation. Although many Solar Installation Companies call this a “Rebate” it is not.
When you purchase an eligible solar system you will receive a number of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). The number and value of these STCs varies depending on the size of your system, the location of the property and the price of the STCs at the time.
The majority of Solar Installation Company’s take these STC’s as part payment for the cost of your solar system and thus reducing your out of pocket expenses.