Renewable electricity rebates
Hot water rebates
There are currently no NSW solar hot water system rebates.
Federal solar hot water rebate and RECs
Federal solar hot water rebates and RECs are also available. Click here for more information.
Fridge buyback scheme
Fridge Buyback is an energy savings program that actually pays you to help the environment and reduce your power bills by giving up your old second fridge.
Old fridges are one of the biggest energy users in the home, consuming up to three times the energy of new fridges. Running your second fridge adds an average of $225 a year to your power bills and results in greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere.
Fridge Buyback provides regular collection runs to selected areas of Metropolitan Sydney, The Illawarra, The Shoalhaven, The Central Coast and The Blue Mountains. Fridge Buyback is also undertaking a rural ‘fridge drop-off’ trial in Wingecarribee Shire Council.
To participate in the program, your fridge must be a working second fridge that has been in regular use, is 250 litres or more in size (8.83 cubic feet) and at least 10 years old.
Fridge Buyback provides residents with free collections by professional removalists and a $35 rebate if the removal of the fridge involves 6 steps (stairs) or less. The fridge is collected for free if there are between 7 and 20 steps but no rebate is available. A fee will apply only if the property has more than 20 steps. The fridges collected are professionally degassed and the metals recycled.
See www.fridgebuyback.com.au for more information.