Solar Rebates, Grants, Whatevers

I keep seeing ads for 'free' or heavily discounted solar installations because of Government insert program

The wording never seems to be quite the same and they are very vague about terms and conditions wanting a lot of your details before they reveal anything about their offering other than a KW rating.

Are any of these legit or can they be accessed through more local channels (I'm in central west nsw) or directly from the government?

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    Honestly solar quotes is probably the most trustworthy source.

    It should be all pretty transparent (at least in my case it was).

    Around $3,000 after rebates (the company handles all the paperwork) for a 6.6kw system in my area (mine was $2200 though as i went for a growatt and seraphim panels which aren't the highest end). Roughly 4-5 year pay back period. Fronius if you want to go up market

    There's some decent offers on Ozbargain that pop up every now and then

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    Are any of these legit or can they be accessed through more local channels (I'm in central west nsw) or directly from the government?

    Generally no. Incentives are tied to having it installed by qualified electricians and certified products. You can't buy a kit and DIY.

    That said. If you do enough research minimum you will pay installed is about $800 - $1k per kilowatt metro gross before rebates. Non metro might be more like $1.2k (because regional tradies wants a premium).

    After all your rebates very unlikely to be free (after they get you to pay premium for non tin roof, not single story etc etc etc)

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      Generally no. Incentives are tied to having it installed by qualified electricians and certified products. You can't buy a kit and DIY.

      What if you're a certified sparky and DIY your own certified product too?

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        If you can write yourself a certificate of conformance then that is fine. But we're not all sparkies.

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    Solar power systems provide the environmental benefits, as well as save money which in itself is a big incentive for your home or office. But beyond that you could also be eligible for government rebates and other financial incentives that help make solar more cost-effective.