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Government Rebates:

Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)

  • When installing a solar water heater which replaces the use of electricity produced from fossil fuels, you have the right to create RECs.

  • Details of the REC program is contained in the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator's (ORER) website www.orer.gov.au.

  • The number of RECs varies between different models of solar water heaters depending upon their efficiency

  • You may keep your RECs, or sell them to any person registered with the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator (ORER)

  • Most Water Heater Manufacturers have entered into an arrangement with a registered energy authority, whereby a purchaser may assign their rights to create the RECs to that authority, in an attempt to streamline the process. The REC rebate for an average 300 ltr solar system can amount to around $800 (Terms & Conditions apply).

  • Australian Solar and Air can assist with the product selection and associated RECs and rebates for your area, and by providing necessary forms for claims, etc.