Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs)


Solar water heaters, heat pumps and solar power systems are great for the environment, and the Australian Government Renewable Energy Target Scheme provides a mechanism that offers generous incentives to help you make the switch. The incentives come in the form of Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) that can be traded and sold on the open market or can be used as an upfront rebate to reduce the purchase price of your new system which could save you thousands of dollars.

No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)



The No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) offers individuals and families on low incomes access to safe, fair and affordable credit/loans for purchasing appliances and some other essential household expenses.

Victorian Solar Rebate

Location: Vic

The Victorian Government will help Victorian households cut their electricity bills through the Solar Homes Package which will be delivered by the newly established Solar Victoria, which will help Victorians reduce their energy bills.

Victorian Energy Compare (Vic Feed-in Tariff)

Location: Vic

Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy pay for excess electricity generated by small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) or wind power systems. The amount paid varies between different retailers and can be compared using the Victorian Energy Compare website.

Environmental Upgrade Finance

Location: Vic

The Victorian Environmental Upgrade Finance offers a free finance facilitation service to all businesses, property owners, tenants, councils and community groups seeking to invest in energy efficiency upgrades, renewable energy, water and waste efficiency improvements. The program provides households and businesses with access to discounted energy and water-efficient products and services through accredited service providers. It includes, hot water systems, Electric boosted solar water heaters, heat pump water heaters, gas boosted solar water heaters and efficient gas boosted water heaters.