QLD SOLAR REBATE

Queensland is known for two very important things – the BIG pineapple and BIG solar. The Sunshine State cops 261 days of sun a year, making it ideal for rooftop solar.

Queenslanders who have solar get some of the best return on investment in the country, with short payback periods (often under 3 years) thanks to drastically reduced energy bills.

Every state is different, so this page is all about making it easy for you to understand the available QLD solar rebates at a glance.

Below we cover:

  • Any QLD Gov solar rebates on offer
  • The Federal Gov STC incentive
  • QLD solar feed-in tariffs

All so you can get the hottest solar deal in QLD with solar rebate info you can trust!

QLD Gov solar rebates & incentives

QLD solar rebate - panels & inverters

In Queensland solar rebates aren’t offered by the State Government, but you can still access the Federal STC solar incentive.

Here’s hoping that in the future, the QLD Gov offers solar rebates, but for now the STC incentive does a great job at slashing the upfront cost of solar panels in QLD.

QLD solar rebate - solar batteries

Currently, a QLD solar battery rebate is not on offer. As the cost of solar batteries are still pretty high, we would love to see a QLD solar battery rebate introduced so more locals can access the technology. 

QLD solar rebate - solar hot water systems

Unfortunately the QLD Government ended the solar hot water rebate in 2012. However you can access the STC incentive for solar water heaters systems.

Federal Gov solar incentive - STCs in QLD

Although there isn’t a QLD Gov solar rebate, you can access the Federal STC solar incentive (often called ‘the solar rebate’ it’s technically an ‘incentive’ and not a ‘rebate’).

Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) give you a heavy upfront discount when you install a solar system.

The discount you receive depends on which of the four STC “zones” your postcode falls in, plus some other factors.

QLD is a big state! Your home could be in zone 1, 2 or 3. The majority of the population in QLD live in zone 3.

Here is an example of the STC solar rebate you could expect if you live in or around Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Toowoomba or Mackay:

Estimated STC solar rebate in QLD zone 3. The number of STCs rewarded reduces every year, so get in quick!

Visit our main Australian Solar Rebates and Incentives page for more info on STCs and solar rebates in QLD.

Solar rebates QLD - STC Calculator

In Australia, including in QLD, the Federal solar rebate has a big impact on reducing the upfront cost of purchasing a system. Our Solar Calculator makes it easy to figure out by just how much.

Punch in your postcode to know your:

  • Estimated STC discount
  • Predicted payback period
  • Savings on your electricity bill with solar

QLD solar feed-in tariffs

In QLD solar rebates and incentives aren’t the only way to save. Your solar system also earns you money for the excess electricity it generates that your home doesn’t need. This is known as a solar Feed-in Tariff (or FiT).

In effect, your electricity retailer buys from you any unused solar energy your system exports to the grid and sells it to your neighbours.

Current QLD 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
RETAILER MIN FiT MAX FiT
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*
RETAILER MIN FiT MAX FiT
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
RETAILER MIN FiT MAX FiT
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
RETAILER MIN FiT MIN FiT
Jacana Energy 8.3c 8.3c
Rimfire Energy 11.0c 11.0c
RETAILER MIN FiT MAX FiT
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
RETAILER MIN FiT MAX FiT
1st Energy 6.5c 10.5c
Aurora Energy 6.5c 6.5c
Elysian Energy 7.9c 9.0c
Energy Locals 6.6c 6.6c
RETAILER MIN FiT MAX FiT
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
RETAILER MIN FiT MAX FiT
Horizon Power 3.0c 10.0c**
Synergy 2.75c 10.0c**

If you want cheaper electricity, regardless of whether you have solar or not, you can compare and switch to a better deal in minutes here.

FAQs

Unfortunately there is no QLD Gov solar rebate. However, in Queensland you are eligible for the Federal Government’s STC solar incentive.

Although there are no QLD Gov solar rebates, you can get the Federal STC solar incentive. Click here to calculate how much of an upfront discount you could expect off the cost of your solar system in Queensland.

Every home or business that installs a solar system is eligible for the Federal STC solar rebate in QLD.  You just need to purchase your system from a CEC accredited installer. Get a great price on solar in QLD and solar rebate advice you can trust – request 3 free solar quotes from CEC accredited installers now.

The Federal STC solar rebate in QLD is awarded when you install, as long as you get your system through a CEC accredited installer who meets Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator (CER) requirements. Most installers will bake this upfront discount into your solar quote and handle all the paperwork for you.

QLD solar rebate - Calculate your discount

If you’re planning to install a solar system in QLD, your solar rebate amount is just a click away. Give our Solar Calculator a go and work out your discount in a snap.

Get the max QLD solar rebate!

In QLD the solar rebate you can access is limited to the Federal STC incentive, but don’t be disappointed!

REMEMBER: Solar in QLD is still a fantastic investment with short payback periods. The QLD solar market is pretty mature, so expect competitive upfront costs even without specific QLD Gov solar rebates.

Get 3 free solar quotes and talk to CEC accredited installers who can help you lock in the best solar price possible!

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