Have you ever wanted to lessen your impact on the environment but been put off by the cost? Ever thought of converting to solar heating or a Heat Pump? Well, the great news is you can save between $300 and $700 on your electricity bill and install for as little as $1395.00!!
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Federal Government Rebates
Each solar system is independently tested to determine its solar contribution. The Australian Greenhouse Office awards Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) according to how much energy each system saves compared to a conventional electric water heater. Each REC awarded is equivalent to the saving of 1000 kilowatt-hours of electricity over a 10 year period.
The Federal Government has legislated that RECs are applicable when a solar system is installed in a new home or replacing any existing hot water unit. Conditions do apply and these may vary from time to time due to legislative changes.
Ultimately the RECs awarded are traded/sold on the open market at a price which fluctuates according to supply and demand. Ask your Solar Consultant to find out the current market value and how you can claim back the RECs dollar value.
State Government Rebates
When replacing an old hot water system you may also be eligible for a State Government rebates, sometimes on top of your REC’s rebates. We recommend you contact your specialist solar installer in your area to advise you of the applicable rebates you may be eligible for. Your installer may also be able to pass these rebates on to you as a discount on the total job, all you have to do is sign the rebates over. Its that simple.
The number of RECs awarded to a particular solar system varies according to the amount of energy saved relative to an electric water heater installed in the same location. This is influenced by the amount of local solar gain and the local operating conditions. Darwin, for example, has more solar gain than Hobart, hence a particular system installed in Darwin will be assigned a higher number of RECs than if it were installed in Hobart.
For the purposes of REC assessment, Australia is divided into 4 solar zones as shown in the map below.
For existing homeowners, additional State Government incentives are often available when converting from electric, gas or solid fuel water heaters. These incentives vary from State to State, so contact your Solar Consultant for further information.
If you are unsure where the boundaries lie between zones, please refer to the Australian Government website www.orer.gov.au and follow the Solar Water Heater link to find a post code listing.If you are unsure where the boundaries lie between zones, please refer to the Australian Government website www.orer.gov.au and follow the Solar Water Heater link to find a post code listing.
The Heat Pump water heater has been specifically designed for Australian environmental conditions by cleverly removing heat energy from the ambient air and storing in the water tank. In cold conditions the clever Heat Pump has a unique freeze mode which activates a booster element to ensure plenty of hot water is available, even on the coldest winter night.
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