Being out in the bush doesn’t mean you miss out on solar power rebates and incentives. While the Renewable Remote Power Generation Program ended some years ago, the federal government’s Small-scale Technology Certificates are still available, providing subsidies for off grid solar power systems.

This page contains information on off grid solar power rebates for:

  • households,
  • communities,
  • not-for-profits,
  • business,
  • government
  • and other organisations

in remote areas of Australia, far from a mains electricity power supply.

Federal Government – Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)

As part of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, financial incentives are available for people installing off grid solar power systems.

Households and businesses installing systems on buildings are eligible to receive Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). The savings from STCs can amount to thousands of dollars for larger systems.

STC off grid guidelines

  • The system must be an eligible small-scale solar panel system (or wind or hydro)
  • The system installation must be at an eligible premise.
  • It must be a new and full system

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

RECs/STCs issue from the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator. They ensure that Australian Government meets its Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET) of 20% by 2020.

Off grid solar power rebates

Small-scale Technology Certificates are provided when an eligible off grid wind energy or solar power system is installed. The value of STCs vary based on system size and location. Determining eligibility and calculating the value of STCs for your intended off grid equipment purchase can be something of a complex process, so contact our team for free, no-obligation advice.