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The Australian Government provides incentives for solar systems, both small and large under the Renewable Energy Target (RET). The RET then incentivises the installation of small-scale solar systems under the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).
The SRES was developed to assist households, small businesses, and community groups with the cost of installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The SRES works by issuing Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) to homes and businesses that install systems under 100 kilowatts (kW) in terms of the DC Solar Panel capacity. The STCs are officially created once an accredited solar installer has commissioned the system.
How are STCs calculated?
STCs are based on the expected output of the solar system until 2030, when the rebate will cease. One STC is the equivalent of 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable energy. So to calculate your STCs, you will need to calculate how many MWh are produced by your system each year until 2030.
The key thing for solar system purchasers to know is that installers assume responsibility for STCs. This means that you do not have to worry about how much you will be able to claim back as a ‘rebate’, rather the STC incentive will be presented in the form of a ‘discount’ directly to the price of your system.