Jul 06, 2009 4:40 pm
I'm hoping you can solve our dilemma re: solar hot water system rebates.
Two suppliers told us we are eligible for the rebate ($1600) for the new home we are building.
Another told us we must be replacing an old electric hot water system to be eligible.
Who is correct?
Our builder is wanting us to make a decision about going for evacuated tube or solar panels, and we need to know we can get the rebate to bring down the cost of evacuated tube.
If there is no rebate we'll have to go with a straight forward solar panel system (no gas mains where we're building).
I'm really looking forward to your responses for a definite answer. Thanks in advance!
Re: Solar Hot Water System rebate question2
Jul 12, 2009 3:27 pm
http://www.environment.gov.au/energyeff ... rhotwater/
Reckon you may be out of luck? Pretty sure it's available only if you are replacing an electric HWS.
Have a read, I may be wrong.
Re: Solar Hot Water System rebate question3
Jul 12, 2009 6:58 pm
Yes, I've looked into it further and it looks like we're not eligible
But there was some other rebate (RECs or something) that amounts to $1000 that we may be able to claim.
Or use the $1600 towards our insulation because that has no restrictions (I hope!).
I was under the impression you could either claim Solar or Insulation, not both.
Re: Solar Hot Water System rebate question5
Jul 12, 2009 9:56 pm
You're already geting up to 21k from the govt !!! and you want more?
Plus the SA govt gives you a rebate.
The South Australian Government's Solar Hot Water Rebate Scheme provides a rebate of $500 on the cost of a new solar or electric heat pump water heater system installed on or after 1st July 2008
Re: Solar Hot Water System rebate question6
Jul 13, 2009 10:45 am
Well we don't qualify for $21K from the Govt!!!
This is our third house.
Thanks for the info on the SA Govt Solar Hot Water Rebate Scheme.
But that rules us out as well.
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