Nowadays, there have been persistent calls for the shift in preference from traditional sources of power to sustainable ones which are renewable and which have a great contribution to the conservation of nature. Alternative power sources such as solar systems, wind systems, as well as small-scale hydro systems are usually among the most popular options for many companies and even households out there. The government has also been very effective in terms of its support for such an initiative, which is exactly the reason why they continue handing out Solar STC benefits to establishments willing to prioritise the welfare of the environment in line with their profit estimates.
What is an STC?
STC is short for Small-Scale Technology Certificate, which is a certification given to various companies which rely on alternative sources of energy such as small-scale wind systems, small-scale hydro systems, heat pumps, as well as solar panel systems as their line of business. Under the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme, such companies would be given the financial incentive which slashes a rather significant amount of the costs that would otherwise be twice as high for them. This means that since they have fewer expenses to take care of, they could then concentrate on focusing on you as a consumer, giving you enough discounts as they deem necessary. The good news is that the overall solar STC awards to be handed out in 2014 almost doubled, which would in turn bring more benefits for you as a consumer.
How Would a Solar STC Be of Benefit To You?
As more retailers of electricity receive their very own STC, what it essentially means for you as a consumer is that the amount that you would have to pay would significantly decrease per kilowatt hour because in effect, the electricity bill you are paying for would then decrease because of the certificate your service provider has received. After all, it would even look as if the government is subsidising part of your electricity bill. As such, you end up getting more savings which you could then use as disposable income meant for something else. Keep in mind though that such certificates would not just benefit you as a consumer, but also as a service provider, if your business happens to qualify for such a certificate.
Your Business and the Environment
There’s a premium placed on establishments which are friendly to Mother Nature. If your establishment is doing everything to rely on renewable sources of energy, in short being “green”, then by all means you could start applying for such a certificate, which would bring about less expenditures as far as consumption of power derived from commercial retailers is concerned. The Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has a website which outlines and explains how such a certificate works, and how it could affect you as a general customer. Remember that renewable energy is the future, and you’re part of it.