There are currently no government rebates or subsidies for Queensland homeowners to help with the installation of solar battery storage. However, the Sunshine state still has options to help you go green.
National Solar Rebate
The national Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) provides a financial incentive for individuals and businesses to install small-scale renewable energy systems such as rooftop solar.
Queensland’s abundance of sun means that the majority of homes should be able to slash their electricity bills through the installation of rooftop solar, making for a shorter pay-back time.
Regional Queensland Feed-In Tariffs
A Feed-In Tariff is the credit an energy company provides for excess solar exported back to the grid from your rooftop solar system.
Homeowners in Regional Queensland have access to a flat-rate Feed-In Tariff, which is being increased for the second consecutive year. The 2023/2024 financial year sees homeowners expect to receive 12.9c per kWh compared with 6.5c per kWh in 2021.
These credits help regional Queenslanders pay less for their electricity and depending on the size of your solar system, some homes could end up making money instead of receiving a bill.