Did you know that you can enjoy financial incentives for installing solar and heat pumps in your home?
The Federal Government operates a scheme in every state throughout Australia which encourages homeowners to use this environmentally efficient technology. They are known as Small-scale Technology Certificates - aka STCs. Once these STCs are validated, they can be used as a form of currency. They can be sold to recoup part of the expenses of installing your system, or transferred to other businesses.
Since solar and heat pump water heaters use energy from the sun to heat water, they use less electricity. One of these STCs is equal to a megawatt hour per year of electricity that is displaced by solar and heat pumps. STCs can be created for any solar or heat pump water heaters that are officially listed by the Clean Energy Regulator.
Whether it is an installation in a new home or an existing one, your solar or heat pump is eligible. Take a look at the postcode map which shows how Australia is divided into different zones for solar and heat pumps.
How do you know what STCs you are eligible for? The answer will depend on a number of factors, including where you are located, what type of system you are using and how efficient it is.
There is a calculator that will enable you to input your postcode and your type of system to find out how many STCs you may be eligible for. Once you have found this information you can claim your STCs by completing the correct form with your plumber and submitting it.
In order to make a claim for a STC you will need to be the owner of the solar or heat pump water heater. You can also find more information about how STCs work on this official government website.
Solar and heat pumps are not just great for the environment, they can also offer you a lot of financial advantages - especially with these great government rebates. To find out more, or to get a free quote on your heat pump installation, please contact hot water experts servcing Blacktown, West Sydney's hot water and plumbing experts.