There’s no doubt Australia is playing its part in embracing renewable energy and contributing to the fight against climate change. After all, we as a country did commit to the Paris Agreement. What we didn’t plan for…was the grid being overloaded and network distributors placing export limitations on residential solar systems. Thus, the debate started as to whether it’s fair that two houses side-by-side don’t have the same benefits of solar purely because of the date of installation. The reality is electricity was never meant to move in two directions.
Solar Victoria have officially released all information regarding the solar rebates that will be on offer from 1st July 2019.
1. The number of STCs being created is higher than the target set
If you haven't already heard the news - the Victorian Government's Solar Home rebate applications are now open! You can now check your eligibility and apply to claim up to $2,225 off the cost of your solar system.
As you may be aware, the number of small-scale technology certificates (STCs) you are able to claim for solar systems <99kW is set to decrease again by 6.5% on 1 January 2019.
If you didn't already know, STCs are a federal government subsidy that are set to be phased out by 2030.
Eko Energy are pleased to invite customers to join EnergyAustralia's PowerResponse program.
The PowerResponse program received funding as part of ARENA's Advancing Renewables Program - Demand Response and is available for a limited time only. Join and receive:
- Discounted electricity rate from EnergyAustralia
- $1,000 credit on your bill
- Additional credits for each demand response event*
As 2017 comes to a close, Jim’s Energy, celebrates its launch and huge growth, having already installed solar systems for hundreds of customers throughout Victoria. Divisional Manager, Erik Zimmerman says:
Jim’s Energy are proud to offer solar bulk buy campaigns through our corporate and independent organisation and community energy partners.
We were recently selected as the preferred supplier for the Strathbogie Bulk Buy run by the Yarra Energy Foundation and have installed over 450kW of solar across the region. Jim’s Energy are bulk buy specialists with over 200 solar bulk buy and solar neighbourhoods completed since 2007. We have more collective experience than any other company in Australia.