ACT pensioner rebates for solar are amazing. They can really help you ditch gas and save money on your utility bills. Here’s how to apply for the rebate and make the most of it.
The first step is to find out if you’re eligible. You’ll need to be a pensioner and a resident of the ACT. You’ll also need to have an eligible solar system.
Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility, you can apply for the rebate online. You’ll need to provide your contact details, pensioner card number, and bank account details. You’ll also need to upload a copy of your bill of sale or installation contract.
You can use the rebate to offset the cost of your solar system, or you can use it to help pay your utility bills. Either way, it’s a great way to save money and ditch gas.
The ACT Pensioner Rebate for Solar is available to eligible households who own and occupy their home, and who receive a eligible pension from the Commonwealth Government.
To be eligible for the rebate, households must:
– Be the owner and occupant of the home
– Receive an eligible pension from the Commonwealth Government
– Have a total household income of less than $180,000 per annum
– Not have already received a solar rebate from the ACT Government
If you think you may be eligible for the rebate, you can apply online via the ACT Government website. You will need to provide proof of your eligibility, such as a copy of your pensioner concession card or Centrelink pensioner statement.
The solar panel system options that are eligible for the rebate are:
1. Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems
2. Solar hot water systems
3. Wind turbines
5. Geothermal energy
To be eligible for the rebate, the system must be:
1. Installed by a registered installer
2. Approved by the Clean Energy Council
3. Connected to the main electricity grid
4. Used to generate electricity for your home or business
If you are a pensioner and you install a solar PV system, you may be eligible for a rebate of up to $2,000.
To apply for the rebate, you will need to:
1. Complete an application form
2. Submit the form to the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
3. Include a copy of your pensioner concession card
4. Include a copy of your solar system invoice
The application form and more information about the rebate is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics website.
A recent report by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) found that pensioner households could save an average of $2000 a year on their energy bills by installing rooftop solar and batteries.
The AEMC’s analysis shows that a typical solar PV system installed on a pensioner’s home could save them $840 a year on their electricity bill, while a battery could save them a further $1160 a year by storing solar energy during the day and releasing it at night when electricity is more expensive.
Pensioners in the ACT are already eligible for a 50% rebate on the cost of installing solar PV systems, up to a maximum of $2000. And from 1 July 2019, they will also be eligible for a 50% rebate on the cost of installing batteries, up to a maximum of $4000.
With these rebates, the cost of installing a solar PV system and battery could be reduced to as little as $3000. Over the course of 10 years, this would save a typical pensioner household around $20,000 on their energy bills.
So if you’re a pensioner in the ACT and you’re thinking about installing solar PV and/or a battery, now is a great time to do it!