Here you can find the most common questions we receive regarding solar installations. If your questions are not answered below please contact our team for further information.


When you install a solar system, you generate Small Technology Certificates (STCs), which are sometimes referred to as a ‘Government Solar Rebate’. You’ll receive 1 STC for every Megawatt of energy your system is expected to produce until 2031.

For example, a 6.6KW (approx 18 panels) will produce around 80MWh worth of electricity over the 10-year period until 2031, meaning you are entitled to 82 STCs.

Once your solar system has been installed and the STCs have been registered, they can be sold to recover a portion of the cost of purchasing your solar PV system. The certificates represent the positive environmental impact of using solar energy over carbon-emitting fuel sources such as gas and coal. They have a monetary value and are traded on an open market. Companies who are aiming to reduce their environmental impact purchase these certificates from installers therefore partially funding the solar installation.

Given the complexity surrounding creating and selling STCs, it’s common practice to assign the right to trade the STCs to your solar provider, in exchange for an upfront discount off the full, or ‘true’, system price.

STCs currently trade for around $38 each, which means you’d receive around $3,116 discount off the full, or before ‘rebate’, cost of a 6.6kW system.

Think Renewable will quote a price to you that is inclusive of the STC discount. This is the final price of the system that will be installed.

Why Choose Think Renewable?

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Low Monthly Cost

We tailor our repayment plans to suite your needs.

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Each Inverter Comes With It’s Own App

A production monitoring app will give you 24/7 access to your systems performance.

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10-Year Workmanship Warranty

Our 10-Year Workmanship Warranty will give you peace of mind well into the future.