ACT Solar Rebate

If you are in the ACT and thinking about rooftop solar we have great news! The Federal Government’s ACT solar rebate can help you get a big upfront discount on your solar system, plus you can benefit from ACT Government solar rebates to get an even better deal!

Here’s what you need to know about ACT solar rebates.

ACT Government Solar Rebate

In addition to the Australian Government’s Small Scale Technology Certificates incentive (known as the STC rebate) which we explain below, you can access up to three other ACT Government solar rebates!

Definitely check out the ACT solar battery rebate plus an advice program covering tips and tricks to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

ACT Solar Rebate for Low Income Homeowners

The Home Energy Support: Rebates for Homeowners is a VERY generous ACT solar rebate. It gives Australian Pension Concession and Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holders up to $5,000 towards installing a solar system and other sustainable upgrades to their homes!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Eligible homeowners can access up to $2,500 from this ACT solar rebate to go towards the cost of a solar system. PLUS;
  2. The option of an interest free loan to cover any remaining cost after the cash rebate has been applied to the solar quote.

A further $2,500 rebate will be available to support the install of:

  • Reverse cycle heating and cooling
  • Hot water heat pumps
  • Ceiling insulation.

That adds up to a maximum rebate of $5,000 per property! Cash!

Click here to learn more about the eligibility requirements and to register your interest for this ACT solar rebate.

ACT Sustainable Household Scheme

It almost sounds too good to be true… you can get an interest free loan between $2,000 – $15,000 for solar panels and solar batteries, electric vehicles and EV chargers and heaps more!

Combine this loan with the other ACT solar rebates and your switch to solar becomes VERY affordable. Learn more about the scheme here.

ACT Solar Battery Rebate

The Next Generation Energy Storage Program is an ACT Government solar rebate that gives a big discount to homes and businesses when they install a battery storage system.

Next Gen Energy Storage Program

The ACT solar battery rebate subsidises 50% of the cost of a battery cost and is capped at $3,500. Solar batteries can help you take even greater control of your energy expenses and reduce your carbon footprint. A solar battery is still a much bigger investment than just installing solar panels, but they are becoming more affordable, especially with the ACT solar battery rebate.

To be eligible for this ACT solar battery rebate, your new battery system must be:

  • Coupled with solar panels
  • Connected to the electricity grid (Evoenergy’s network)
  • A new system that has not already been funded under the program
  • Be purchased through an eligible solar battery retailer. They will factor the rebate into your quote.

Interested in the ACT solar battery rebate and need a quote?

Solar Market has teamed up with heaps of eligible ACT solar battery installers to help get you the best deal. Click here to get 3 FREE solar battery quotes quick!

Federal Government Solar Rebate in the ACT - STCs

So this is technically an “incentive” not a “rebate” (semantics), BUT the Federal Government funded solar rebate in the ACT provides Australian’s with a BIG upfront discount towards installing a solar system.

Amongst other things, the amount of discount you can get is based on the number of the Small Scale Technology Certificates (known as STCs) your new solar system is eligible for. That number factors how sunny it is where you live, with Australia divided into 4 STC “zones”.

All of the ACT is in STC zone 3. Below is an example of the ACT solar rebate you could expect on a 6.6kW solar system:

Estimated STC solar rebate in ACT and Canberra zone 3.

Jump to our Australian Solar Rebates and Incentives page for more information on STCs and the ACT solar rebates.

ACT Solar Rebate Calculator

Working out your ACT solar rebate doesn’t have to be tricky. Just use our STC calculator and get answers in a flash!

Enter your your postcode and find out your:

  • Estimated STC discount for the ACT
  • Predicted payback period
  • Expected electricity bill savings.

Try it out now! It’s free and easy.

ACT Solar Feed-in Tariffs

In addition to the Federal Government’s and ACT solar rebates, feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) push your solar savings even further.

A FiT is a credit you can get on your electricity bill from your electricity retailer (like ActewAGL) in exchange for the surplus energy generated by your solar system that you don’t need, so it’s fed back into the grid.

ACT feed-in tariff rates per kWh depend on which electricity retailer you’re with, and can vary from as low as $0.00 (boo!) all the way up to $0.40 (yay!).

Current ACT solar feed-in tariffs are in the table below (but double check each retailer’s website for specific T&Cs):

  • ACT
  • QLD
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA
Actew AGL 8.0c 12.0c
Amber Electric No Fixed Amount No Fixed Amount
Discover Energy 6.0c 6.0c
Elysian Energy 9.0c 9.0c
Energy Australia 9.5c 9.5c
Origin Energy 7.0c 11.0c
Powerclub 0.0c 7.0c
Radian Energy 6.0c 6.0c
ReAmped Energy 0.0c 13.0c
Red Energy 6.0c 6.0c
Simply Energy 8.0c 8.0c
Social Energy 9.0c 40.0c*
1st Energy 6.0c 11.0c
AGL 6.0c 15.0c
Alinta Energy 0.0c 11.0c
Bright Spark Power 7.0c 7.0c
CovaU Energy 0.0c 11.0c
Diamond Energy 0.0c 10.2c
Discover Energy 6.0c 13.0c
Dodo 8.5c 8.5c
Electricity in a Box 4.0c 4.0c
Elysian Energy 0.0c 7.9c
Energy Australia 8.5c 8.5c
Energy Locals 8.5c 8.5c
Ergon Energy 6.6c 6.6c
Future X Power 4.0c 4.0c
GEE Energy 0.0c 13.0c
GloBird Energy 3.0c 7.2c
Glow Power 7.0c 7.0c
Kogan Energy 2.9c 2.9c
Locality Planning Energy 0.0c 7.9c
Mojo Power 5.5c 18.0c
Momentum Energy 0.0c 10.0c
Nectr 0.0c 6.0c
Origin Energy 5.0c 13.0c
OVO Energy 0.0c 8.0c
People Energy 8.0c 8.0c
Powerdirect 6.0c 6.0c
Powershop 0.0c 3.5c
QEnergy 0.0c 8.0c
Radian Energy 6.0c 6.0c
ReAmped Energy 0.0c 17.0c
Red Energy 5.0c 11.5c
Simply Energy 4.5c 4.5c
Sumo 6.0c 6.0c
1st Energy 6.0c 11.0c
ActewAGL 8.0c 15.0c
AGL 7.0c 17.0c
Alinta Energy 7.5c 7.5c
Bright Spark Power 7.0c 7.0c
CovaU Energy 0.0c 8.5c
Diamond Energy 0.0c 10.2c
Discover Energy 6.0c 16.0c
Dodo 11.6c 11.6c
Enova Energy 0.0c 12.0c
Electricity in a Box 7.0c 7.0c
Elysian Energy 0.0c 8.4c
Energy Australia 9.5c 9.5c
Future X Power 4.0c 4.0c
GEE Energy 0.0c 14.0c
GloBird Energy 3.0c 3.0c
Glow Power 7.0c 7.0c
Indigo Power 10.0c 10.0c
Kogan Energy 4.4c 4.4c
Locality Planning Energy 0.0c 8.5c
Mojo Power 7.5c 22.0c
Momentum Energy 0.0c 10.0c
Nectr 0.0c 7.0c
Origin Energy 5.0c 14.0c
OVO Energy 0.0c 8.0c
People Energy 8.0c 8.0c
Pooled Energy 4.5c 6.0c
Powerdirect 7.0c 7.0c
Powershop 0.0c 5.0c
QEnergy 8.0c 8.0c
ReAmped Energy 0.0c 21.0c
Radian Energy 6.0c 6.0c
Red Energy 6.0c 18.0c
Simply Energy 7.0c 10.0c
Smart Energy 7.0c 10.0c
Sumo 8.0c 8.0c
Tango Energy 5.5c 5.5c
Jacana Energy 8.3c 8.3c
Rimfire Energy 11.0c 11.0c
1st Energy 8.0c 13.0c
AGL 8.0c 16.0c
Alinta Energy 9.5c 9.5c
CovaU Energy 0.0c 12.0c
Diamond Energy 0.0c 10.2c
Discover Energy 6.0c 13.0c
Dodo 11.6c 11.6c
Elysian Energy 0.0c 9.6c
Energy Australia 10.5c 10.5c
Energy Locals 6.5c 6.5c
Future X Power 4.0c 4.0c
GloBird Energy 3.0c 3.0c
IO Energy 8.0c 8.0c
Kogan Energy 2.1c 2.1c
Lumo Energy 3.0c 3.0c
Mojo Power 6.8c 6.8c
Momentum Energy 0.0c 10.0c
Nectr 0.0c 2.0c
Origin Energy 6.0c 13.0c
OVO Energy 0.0c 8.0c
People Energy 6.8c 6.8c
Powerdirect 8.0c 8.0c
Powershop 0.0c 3.0c
QEnergy 6.8c 6.8c
ReAmped Energy 0.0c 19.0c
Red Energy 3.0c 3.0c
Simply Energy 4.5c 4.5c
Tango Energy 0.0c 7.5c
1st Energy 6.5c 10.5c
Aurora Energy 6.5c 6.5c
Elysian Energy 7.9c 9.0c
Energy Locals 6.6c 6.6c
1st Energy 6.7c 12.0c
AGL 6.7c 6.7c
CovaU Energy 10.2c 10.2c
Diamond Energy 10.2c 10.2c
Discover Energy 10.2c 10.2c
Dodo 12.0c 12.0c
Elysian Energy 0.0c 13.0c
Energy Australia 7.0c 10.2c
Energy Locals 7.0c 10.2c
GloBird Energy 0.0c 10.2c
Indigo Power 10.2c 10.2c
Kogan Energy 6.7c 10.2c
Lumo Energy 8.0c 10.2c
Momentum Energy 6.7c 10.0c
Origin Energy 6.7c 10.2c
OVO Energy 10.2c 10.2c
People Energy 6.7c 6.7c
Powerdirect 10.2c 10.2c
Powershop 6.7c 10.2c
QEnergy 6.7c 6.7c
ReAmped Energy 6.7c 6.7c
Red Energy 8.0c 10.2c
Simply Energy 10.2c 10.2c
Sumo 10.2c 10.2c
Tango Energy 10.2c 10.2c
Horizon Power 3.0c 10.0c**
Synergy 2.75c 10.0c**

Feed-in tariff rates are ‘cents per kWh exported’

Feed-in tariff rates are important to help make the most of your ACT solar rebates. Check out our main FiT page for even more info.

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FAQs - ACT Solar Rebate

The main ACT solar rebate is the Federal Government’s STC incentive which gives you a very generous upfront discount on a solar system.

Click here to learn how STCs work

Or use our Solar Calculator to easily work out your STC solar rebate.

The Federal Government funded “solar rebate”, ACT residents receive is the STC incentive.

Your installer will usually handle all the paperwork and go through the application process on your behalf. They’ll then apply this discount when working out your quote so you’re never out of pocket.

One of the best ways to get your full ACT solar rebate is to get 3 free quotes from a trusted, local CEC accredited installer and see if they’re discounting the same amount.

Check out our Australian Solar Rebates and Incentives page for further details on STCs.

Federal Government Solar Rebates

STC Incentive

Accessing the STC solar rebate in the ACT is the same as every other state. As long as you’re installing a system no larger than 100kW, you’re eligible.

ACT Solar Rebates

Home Energy Support: Rebates for Homeowners

To be eligible for this ACT Solar Rebate you must hold either an Australian Pensioner Concession or Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holders, as well as meet some additional eligibility requirements.

Sustainable Household Scheme (interest free loan)

Open to residents of the ACT who either own a home or hold a current driving licence (when applying for a loan for an electric vehicle). Jump up to learn more

For the Federal STC rebate, usually in the ACT, solar rebate applications are handled by your installer. They should provide you with a quote that has the discount applied to the cost of your system

For the State run ACT solar rebates, follow these links for more information on how to apply:

There isn’t an ACT solar rebate for renters offered by the State Government like there are in some other states. However, although renters can’t directly access the Federal STC solar rebate in ACT you can speak to your landlord to see if they will consider an arrangement where they install the system and you contribute to the cost, knowing you’ll get the savings on your electricity bill.

The best next step is to speak to your landlord and send them this link to get 3 solar quotes to find out the cost to install at your home.

FAQs - ACT Solar Battery Rebate

This ACT solar battery rebate covers 50% of the cost of installing an eligible battery system to a maximum $3,500. Click here to read more.

To be eligible for the Next Gen ACT solar battery rebate, your new battery system must be:

  • Purchased through a participating retailer in the ACT solar battery rebate program
  • Coupled with solar panels
  • Connected to the electricity grid
  • Be a new system that has not previously been supported by the program.

FAQs - ACT Sustainable Home Advice Program

The ACT Sustainable Home Advice Program is free and provides advice on a range of efficiency and sustainability measures to help you save money, as well as improve your carbon footprint. Find out more here.

The benefits to landlords include:

  • Add value to your investment property
  • Increase how desirable your property is to tenants
  • Increase what you can charge in rent
  • A greener home.

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