Residential and commercial customers are entitled to financial
support for their solar PV systems.
STCs for Solar Panel
6.6KW rebate $3,000
$6,000 for residential only
Solar Rebates FAQ
A registered owner of a residential property in the NT, a registered NT business and a not-for-profit or community organization operating in the NT in either owned or leased premises can install a small-scale renewable energy system (solar, wind or hydro) or eligible hot water system and are able to receive a benefit (rebate) under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) to help with the purchase cost.
Installing an eligible system allows the creation of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) with a value that can be redeemed by selling or assigning them. The number of STCs created is based on: the amount of renewable electricity the system produces or the amount of electricity consumption it reduces and the climate region where it’s installed.
To qualify for STC benefits your system must be designed and installed by a Clean Energy Council accredited professional and your solar panels and other components must be approved for use in Australia by the Clean Energy Council. Top End Solar is a fully accredited solar company that uses only panels and components that are Clean Energy Council approved.
Generally, in the Northern Territory on a residential 4.5kW system the STC rebate is approximately $3900 and on a 6kW residential system the rebate is approximately $5200.
As the owner of an eligible small-scale renewable energy system you have two options for gaining a financial benefit for your STCs (or rebate):
- Assigning the right to create your STCs to a registered agent in exchange for a discount on your system or an upfront financial benefit: A registered agent under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme is a retailer, trader or installer of small-scale renewable energy systems who can create STCs which have been assigned to them. The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) website has a list of registered agents.
- Create and sell the STCs yourself, either directly to an electricity retailer like Jacana Energy or into the open market through the STC Clearing House. All small-scale technology certificates must be created within 12 months of the system installation.
The majority of system owners choose to assign the right to create small-scale technology certificates to a registered agent, as receiving an upfront financial benefit is often a simpler process, and faster than creating and trading the certificates independently through the open market or STC Clearing House.