state incentives

State Government Incentives to Help Switch to Solar Hot Water

State Government Incentives

The following state and local governments offer additional incentives to help you switch to solar.

South Australia

Residential Energy Scheme

The Residential Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) is designed to assist households reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. 

Under the REES, energy retailers with 5,000 or more residential customers will be required to provide incentives for South Australian households to reduce their energy consumption.

Incentives are available to all SA households who undertake a range of pre-approved Energy Efficiency Activities as of 1st January 2012 including replacing or upgrading water heaters

The value of the available incentive depends on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with each activity, your energy retailer will be able to provide full details.

For full details of how the REES scheme applies to solar water heaters, contact your local South Australian Solahart Dealer.



The Victorian Government offers energy efficiency incentives in the form of Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs). Each VEEC represents one tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) abated by specified energy saving activities known as Prescribed Activities.

The list of prescribed activities includes replacing or upgrading from electric or gas water heating to a solar water heater.

Once you have undertaken a prescribed activity a number of VEECs will be created depending on the level of greenhouse gas reduction which will epend on  the model chosen and the type of water heater replaced.  The VEECs produced can be traded and sold on the open market.

You can assign the right to create your VEECs to your Solahart Expert who will pay you the value of the VEECs in the form of an upfront discount on the product.

Check out our rebate calculator to see how much you could be eligible for.

Find full details on how the VEECs program applies to solar water heaters, contact your local Victorian Solahart Dealer.