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Rebates for solar, batteries and maintenance

Published Date
18/11/2020
News Topic
Sustainability & Environment
Community Sustainable - Rooftop Solar

Are you considering rooftop solar and batteries for your house, unit or business? Or do you know if your current rooftop solar system is working well? 

Randwick Council is offering rebates for rooftop solar, solar batteries and solar health checks as part of Community Sustainable, a program that supports houses, units and businesses in the Randwick local government area to implement energy and water saving initiatives.

Through this program, properties in Randwick can receive up to $2,000 in sustainability rebates for: energy assessments, hot water systems, insulation, lighting, pool pumps, rainwater tanks, rooftop solar, solar batteries, solar health checks and WaterFix®.


Rooftop Solar Rebate

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Randwick Council is providing a rebate of up to $2,000 for installing rooftop solar on houses, units1 and businesses. 

Have you seen your energy bills increase during winter or since you have started working from home? If so, you're not alone. By installing solar you can expect to reduce your electricity bills by 30 to 60%. With these savings, a typical home will recoup the initial investment between 3 to 5 years4. You can maximise these energy bill savings by timing your appliances to run during the day, such as your washing machine or dishwasher.

See Your Guide To Choosing the Best Solar Panels For Your Home for more information. Request a quote from the Australian Energy Foundation or visit SolarQuotes to find and compare local solar and battery installers6.

Eligibility Criteria: Rooftop Solar Rebate Fact Sheet

Visit Community Sustainable to apply!


Solar Battery Rebate

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Randwick Council is providing a rebate of $100 per kWh to a maximum of $500 for installing solar batteries in houses, units and businesses.

Solar batteries allows you to store electricity generated by your solar panels for use in the evening. A typical home or business with solar sends any electricity that is not used by the home out to the grid. In return, the household gets paid a feed-in tariff from the electricity retailer.

Once you add a battery system to the solar panels, instead of sending out the excess electricity to the grid, that energy is stored by the battery. You can then use this power when your solar panels are not generating electricity, allowing you to buy much less electricity overall from the grid.

See Your Complete Guide to Choosing the Best Solar Battery for more information. Request a quote from the Australian Energy Foundation or visit SolarQuotes to find and compare local solar and battery installers6.

Eligibility Criteria: Solar Battery Rebate Fact Sheet

Visit Community Sustainable to apply!


Solar Health Check Rebate

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Randwick Council is providing a rebate of $100 for solar health checks in houses, units and businesses.

Rooftop solar systems require very little cleaning and maintenance as there are no moving parts (which means less wear and tear). However, it is still wise to consider a solar health check every 5 years or so to ensure you solar panels continue to work safely, efficiently and effectively. This can be especially effective if you believe your system is underperforming or may have been damaged.

To be eligible for the solar health check rebate, the check must be provided by the Australian Energy Foundation or another licenced professional (approved by Council on a case-by-case basis). Visit SolarQuotes to find and compare local solar and battery installers5.

See Why are solar health checks important? for more information. Request a quote from the Australian Energy Foundation or visit SolarQuotes to find and compare local solar and battery installers5.

Eligibility Criteria: Solar Health Check Rebate Fact Sheet

Visit Community Sustainable to apply!


1 Units refers to all types of multi-unit dwellings such as apartments and townhouses.

2 kW (kilowatt) is a measurement of a rooftop solar systems size.

3 kWh (kilowatt-hour) is a measurement of a battery’s storage capacity.

4 www.aef.com.au

5 Please note that this is not an official endorsement of SolarQuotes as a service provider to seek solar quotes.

Visit Community Sustainable for a full copy of terms and conditions.

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