Why is the Government offering rebates for some hot water systems?
Water heating via a standard electric hot water heater is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions from the average Australian home. In fact, it accounts for almost 30% per cent of home energy use. The Australian Government is helping Australian households install environmentally friendly hot water systems. Rebates are available to eligible households when a solar or heat pump hot water system is installed. Different eligibility criteria exists, depending on the rebate being applied for.
How the Government rebates work
Which rebates you are eligible for depends on meeting set criteria. Government rebates are available in 2 different ways:
- Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)
- State Government Rebate
For more information about rebates that are available in your site, select your state: