GCR Electrical Systems - Solar Panel Specialists

Solar Rebates & Incentives

The Aussie government has been very aggressive in the last couple of years in pushing for the use of renewable and sustainable energy. And rightly so because Australia’s weather is ideal for wind and solar energy. Australia is relatively sunny all year round except for a few places. Harnessing the sun’s power is practical and cheap.

The weather conditions in Queensland are very favourable for a solar energy system both for homes and commercial buildings. There are several national and local solar incentive and rebate programs that are available for households and small businesses who wish to transition into solar energy. The solar electricity rebates are making monthly electricity bills much more tolerable.

Australian Government Solar Rebates

There is a popular misconception that the Australian Rebates Program ended last year (2019). That is not true. In fact, the program will continue to exist until 2030. They only lowered the rebate amount slightly. The rebate amount will continue to decline until it gets to $0 after 2030. Solar power rebates vary in every state. Let’s take a look now at the solar power rebates in Queensland.

Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme

The small-scale renewable energy scheme offers financial incentives for households and small businesses to install and use eligible small-scale renewable energy systems like solar energy systems. It works by creating small-scale technology certificates that will be used for incentives and rebates.

Small-scale technology certificates are provided upfront for the system’s expected power generation over a 15 year period or, from 2017, the installation year, until 2030 when the scheme ends. Households who purchase these systems can assign the right to create their certificates to an agent in return for a lower purchase price.

For every 1,000 kilowatt-hours of estimated production, the system gets a small-scale technology certificate or STC. These STCs can then be sold at a price of around $35 – $40 each.

So if you install a 6-kilowatt solar panel system this year (2020), you will get around 91 STCs in Queensland. Remember that each state’s computation of STCs varies slightly. If the STCs are sold at $40 each, your total rebate is $3,640. That is an equivalent of $607 per kilowatt for your 6-kilowatt solar power system. So if the purchase price of your whole solar panel system is $9000, you will only pay $5,360 because the rebate is deducted from the purchase price.

Queensland Government Feed-in Tariffs

Queensland’s current feed-in tariff rate is $0.9369 cents per kilowatt. This is for excess solar energy collected by your solar energy system that goes right back to the grid. The amount is then deducted from your total monthly electric bill. This is common for solar energy systems without battery storage. Those with solar battery storage can still feed back excess energy to the grid when the storage is full.

Solar electricity rebates in Queensland makes a significant impact on the monthly electric bills of users.

Interest-free Loans and Grants

Installing a solar panel system can be expensive, more so when you add solar battery storage. The Queensland government has come up with interest-free loans and grants for households and small business to help reduce the burden.

  • Solar Panel System
    – Loans of up to $4,500 payable within seven (7) years. No interest, no fees, no charges.
  • Solar Battery Storage System
    – Grants of $3,000 and up to $6,000 loans with no interest, no fees, no charges, and payable within 10 years. Households can apply for both the grant and loan while the small business can only apply of the grant.
  • For both Solar Panel and Battery System
    – Grants of $3,000 and loans up to $10,000 payable within 10 years, no interest, no fees, no charges. Households can apply for both the grant and a loan while the small business can only apply for the grant.

As a general rule, to qualify for the rebates, loans, and grants, you must:

  • Be a homeowner
  • Receive a Family Tax Benefit Part B
  • Have a power bill of more than $1,000 in the past six (6) months

There are other details to consider, so if you are ready to go solar, click here! You can also call us on 07 4243 2753. Start saving on your electricity bills and help save the environment. Improve the energy efficiency of your home and business. Take advantage of solar power incentives before they are gone. Please call us now for more information and start saving money today!

Since buying a newly built house in Hervey Bay we have used grc to install our solar panels, air conditioners, to increase the number of TV connections and many more power points. We have found that not only was their service top shelf but the guys who did the work were exceptionally helpful and very polite. In summing up it is easy to see why this company is so successful when you look at the people you deal with from Gary and Christabelle down to the young fella who takes his boots off before walking in the door. I would highly recommend this company.
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Danny Meredith
2 weeks ago
I would highly recommend GCR Electrical Systems to anyone wanting solar installed. Right from first contact to installation is very professional. A very professional team that turns up when they say they would. Excellent job.
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Ken McIntosh
2 weeks ago
GCR Electric did a fantastic job replacing our solar panels. The job was extremely difficult due to high slippery roof. I would recommend GCR for any electrical job. Guys were friendly and professional.
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Philip last
2 weeks ago
We have just had a Solar System installed by GCR Electrical Systems. From the first time we met Gary he was very professional and explained all of our options to us so we could decide which System was suitable for us. The installation was very prompt and professionally done. I would recommend Gary and Christabelle to anyone who needs any electrical work done.
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Linda Borg
3 weeks ago
Really happy with the service & quality of my solar install! Great value for great product👍Have recommended GCR to anyone for all electrical & solar Requirements.
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Jay
3 weeks ago
GCR - professional, courteous and just great to deal with!! We use GCR for all our electrical needs from general electrical work, to solar and air conditioner installation. Gary is a very knowledgeable electrician, especially with regards to solar. Highly recommend.
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Jen Ferris
3 weeks ago
Gary and his team came highly recommend to us when we moved to Hervey Bay a couple of years ago, we had quite a lot of electrical jobs to be done in home and around the property, from running power to my shed which was about 30 metres from the house connect the power up to the new pool pump and water feature, installation of three split air conditioning systems and multiple Big Screen TVs around the house which they happily mounted to the walls, added extra power points where they were needed, and the big ticketed item of 36 micro inverted solar panels, we were more than impressed with Gary and his team of tradesmen, I have had to call Gary a couple of time just for advice and nothing is ever a problem for him he always responds promptly and his happy disposition makes him so very easy to deal with. Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Gary and GCR ELECTRICAL for all you electrical and solar needs.
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Andrew McKinley
3 weeks ago
We have had a 6.6 kw system with a Fronius inverter and Winaiko panels installed in Feb 2020. After tackling the minefield of solar retailers, thankfully we were recommended to talk to Gary and Christabelle. The entire process was handled professionally from the initial contact when we lived interstate through to the very tidy install and after sales service. Gary’s advice on what we needed was superb, I had so many questions! We had no idea of our power use as the house had been a rental, but early numbers show we should have reduced our bills to approx $0 a year so the system will have paid for itself in around 4 years. Could not recommend GCR enough. Thanks Guys, A and H 😁
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Helen Ison
3 weeks ago
Thanks to Garry, Christabelle and their team for installing our solar. Thanks for offering a quality product and service at a good price. We are so happy with their work and happy to recommend GCR to others. After being recommend to us by friends we could not be more happier with the outcome. If your looking for a local business that provides quality products and service make sure you get them around.
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Manda Paech
3 weeks ago
Gary, Christabelle and their team at GCR are fantastic! They did a great job with our solar installation as well as all their knowledge and advice. We are saving close to 70% on our electricity bills each year!!! Very happy customers. Would definitely recommend. 👍
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Renee Forsythe
3 weeks ago
Very happy with our experience with GCR Electrical Systems! We have had them out for a number of jobs over the last few years from updating smoke alarms, installation of fans, down lights and adding a solar system to our home. Gary is great at letting you know what would work best for your home. We also love knowing we are supporting a local family business. Highly recommend
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Emma Bennett
3 weeks ago
GCR were recommended to us by a friend after we had received 2 other quotes. Gary visited our premises advised on what was required gave us a price which was competitive from there we never hesitated.From Gary to Christabelle to the guys on site everything went smoothly and professionally from start to finish .We definitely will be referring them to family and friends.It is very pleasing to be able to refer a local company so highly.Bob and Sandra (Urangan )
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Robert Gislingham
a month ago
Gary, Christabelle and the rest of the GCR team were awesome. They were great communicators, very easy to deal with and honest about the best options for my place. Unfortunately, due to my local transformer (Kawungan) being 130% over capacity Ergon won’t pay me a feed in tariff due to their poor infrastructure and lack of planning for a decentralised energy system. This wasn’t GCR’s fault but disappointing for the community given my neighbours will also be in the same position when they go to install solar unless Ergon upgrades their infrastructure. GCR 5/5. Ergon 1/5.
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Chris Cameron
2 month ago
From the moment I phoned GCR electrical I knew I made the right choice from the quote to the end of the job was a very pleasant experience. They dismantled my old system put a new 6.6 system on my house and the team that done the work wow what a great team. I highly recommend GCR electrical. Gordon Merchant
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Gordon Merchant
6 month ago
Gary and his team were extremely professional and helpful. Price was on par with other major retailers, and the gear is the same / comparative too. I got quotes from 3 retailers, and for the gear we got GCR was the best in price.Installation - the team was on time, efficient, and thoughtful. To spend the hottest part of the day on and in the roof and then take time to explain it all afterwards was great.Highly recommend, I am normally skeptical of small businesses with low reviews, but GCR’s has definitely earned the 5 star rating on here.
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Ryan Wake
7 months ago
GCR did a great job from quote to install, definitely a recommended service
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Adrian Cox
8 months ago
great service
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steve hope
9 months ago
GCR have installed solar on both my properties as well as many smaller jobs. They are a great crew, no hesitation recommending them.
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Daddy Pig
9 months ago
GCR Electrical Systems. The initial consultation with Gary, to the completed 6.6kw Solar System by Shayton and his team installed in Eli Waters. This work was carried out in a friendly, competent and professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend GCR to carry our any electrical work on your premises. Thank you Shayton.
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Garry Batho
10 months ago
Gary and Christabelle of GCR Electrical Systems have been professional and courteous every time I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with them. Their team of upstanding professionals carried out our recent solar install efficiently and to the highest standard. I look forward to having GCR carry out any of my electrical work in the future and I absolutely wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone looking for the best electricians on the Fraser coast. I’m an extremely happy customer.
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Douglas Kingwill
11 months ago
Recently had GCR Electrical Systems install a 6.6kw system on my property in Urraween. From quoting, booking in of the job, installation and quality of works the service was exceptional and beyond expectations.The whole operation from start to finish was professional, all of the men who installed the system were careful with my home and also took care to clean up completely after the job. Gary's advice regarding the solar was second to none and he was able to answer all of my questions. It's been a great experience knowing how everything works and functions in regard to the system installed!I wouldn't hesitate to use GSR again when needed! These guys are pros!
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Mathew Simpson
a year ago
The guys came to install Solar and a split system at our home. Very professional and promptly installed. Couldn't recommend enough.
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Ashleigh Kelly
a year ago
Excellent service, from time of quote to final especially like the way use txts. and digital sineing and sending daterr to ergon
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greg townsend
a year ago
A very efficient and prompt team who showed great skill in installing the panels on our two-storey house.
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Brian Armour
a year ago
Had no problems with the company, very friendly, I asked the questions and they answered. Very happy with the results, would recommend to every one.
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Wendy Delarue
a year ago
Gary and his team have just completed fitting a new 6KW SOLAR system and a 6.5KW MHI A/C unit to to my rental properties in Urangan. He provided very competitive pricing. Gary understands the latest electrical regulations and compliance. His workmanship is neat and top quality which is important when installing roof mounted SOLAR panels. All work was carried out in a polite professional manner, an excellent quality job without fault.
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Anthony Edwards
a year ago
GCR Electrical Systems have set the standards that others should aspire to achieve in facets of solar installations.
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Brian Andrews
a year ago
Rowan, Your team are both very efficient and courteous, upon arriving they have measured and checked the shadowing effect of the neighbouring trees and have discussed; strings for the inverter, positioning of the banks of panels, shadowing of the panels and the effect for summer and winter. Thank you and the boys for the installation, we are very happy with you and your team for a professional attitude to having the Solar Energy System installed
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Paul G
2 year ago
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