Solar Credit Scheme

Make the most of the solar rebate

The Renewable Energy Target (RET) encourages businesses and homes to generate electricity from sustainable and renewable sources.

To help achieve this goal, the Federal Government provides a financial incentive (often referred to as a solar rebate) for those who switch to solar power. The rebate is usually provided as an up-front discount when you install the system.

How it works

When you purchase and install an eligible solar energy system, you’ll be entitled to a certain amount of small-scale technology certificates (STCs). When you agree to assign the rights to these STC's to your solar installer, they’ll give you a discount off the price of your system (i.e. solar rebate) in exchange.

The prices quoted in our Solar Plans and Offers page take into account this solar rebate. Here’s how it works:

  2.0kW solar power system 4.0kW solar power system
System cost $4,894 $8,014
Location Sydney Melbourne
Rights to create STCs 41 71
Right to create STC unit price* $39 $39
Total credits $1,599 $2,769
Discounted price $3,295 $5,245

* The value of the right to create the STCs is based on a sample right to create STC price of $39. The actual price will reflect a market linked transfer rate and is subject to regular change.

Solar Credit Refund

Choose how you’d like to receive your solar credits.

At Origin, we let you choose how you’d like to receive your solar credits. We can either add it to your electricity bill or refund the amount to your nominated bank account.

If you’d like a refund, simply submit this completed form to our Solar Billing Specialists and we’ll refund you via deposit into your account or post out a cheque to you.

Request a Solar Credit Refund

Want to know more?

For more info on how STC's are calculated or to see if your system is eligible, visit the Clean Energy Regulator website.

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