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Government Incentives


To make solar energy systems even more affordable, the Federal Government offers financial incentives through solar rebates and other programs.
Mildura Solar will help you access these rebates by providing a point of sale discount. We then claim this portion back after your installation is complete. We will process all of the paperwork, all we require form our customers is a few signatures.

STC’s

Small-scale Technology Certificates, or STCs, are a tradable commodity attached to eligible installations of renewable energy systems (including solar panels, solar water heaters and heat pumps). Under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) eligible solar panel systems are entitled to a number of small-scale technology certificates (STCs). This is based on the estimated amount of electricity in megawatt hours (MWh) the system generates over the course of its lifetime. Think of an STC as currency where one megawatt hour of power equals one STC. In addition, your system may be eligible for Solar Credits which multiplies the number of STCs the system can receive. Each of our solar systems has an STC value depending on how much power it generates. This value is what determines your point of sale discount.

Solar Credit Scheme

Solar Credits is a mechanism which increases the number of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) able to be created for eligible installations of small-scale solar panel, wind and hydro systems. Solar Credits multiplies the number of STCs the system is eligible for. Solar Credits apply to the first 1.5 kilowatts (kW) of capacity installed at an eligible premises

The current Solar Credits multiplier is as follows.

Installation Period Multiplier
1 July 2011 - 30 June 2012  3 x [number of eligible STCs] *
1 July 2012 - 31 December 2012  2 x [number of eligible STCs]
1 January 2013 - onwards  1 x [number of eligible STCs]
(ie no multiplier)

LGC's

Accredited renewable energy power stations are entitled to create large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) based on the amount of renewable electricity they produce above their baseline. A LGC is an electronic form of currency created in the REC Registry by eligible entities. One LGC is equivalent to 1 MWh (megawatt hour) of eligible renewable electricity generated above the power station’s baseline.LGC’s

Clean Technology Investment Program

The Clean Tech Investment Program is an $800 million competitive, merit-based grants program. It will support Australian manufacturers to maintain competitiveness in a carbon-constrained economy, through investments in energy-efficient capital equipment and low-pollution technologies, processes and products.

Each State Government has their own Feed in Tariff to offer customers who have excess power from their solar system which is delivered to the Grid. Mildura Solar will once again process necessary paper work to your electricity retailer so you can access these Feed in Tariffs. We will also help to explain your electricity account before and after your solar system is installed. Feed-in tariffs reward people who are producing their own renewable energy by allowing them to receive a financial return for the excess power they feed into the grid.

VIC FiT

The current feed in tariff for Victoria will pay you 6.2c for any excess kwh’s that are exported back into the grid.

NSW FiT

A feed in tariff is not mandatory in NSW, however some electricity retailers will pay up to 12.9c for excess kwh’s exported back into the grid.

SA FiT

The current feed in tariff for South Australia will pay you 5.3c for any excess kwh’s that are exported back into the grid. 

State Status Size Type Rates* Start
NSW Open 10kW/phase Net 0-12.9c 2013
VIC Open 100kW Net 6.2c 2015
SA Open 45kWh exported to grid each day Net 5.3c 2015

*Rates are valid as of 01 February 2015 and are subject to change at any time. Please refer to government links for further information.