solar panels

What are solar credits?

Please be aware all installations from 1 July 2013 are not eligible for solar credits.

Solar credits increases the number of small-scale technology certificates you may create for eligible small generation units (small-scale solar panel, wind and hydro systems). Solar credits apply to the first 1.5 kilowatts (kW) for grid connected systems or 20 kilowatts for off-grid systems.

Solar credits was introduced to provide an additional financial incentive for solar panel installations by multiplying the number of certificates these systems could create under the scheme.

Designed to reduce over time, a 2x transitional multiplier now applies for small generation units installed from 1 January to 30 June 2013.

For systems installed after this date, your system may be entitled to small-scale technology certificates; however, the solar credit multiplier is no longer available.

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Date last updated: 12 Feb 2014