In Australia there are financial incentives for households that install off-grid solar systems, the most popular being the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES), which provides a rebate for the installation of small-scale renewable energy systems, including off-grid solar systems. This scheme can reduce the upfront cost of installing a solar system by thousands of dollars.
In addition to the SRES, homeowners may also be eligible for state-based incentives and rebates. For example, the Victorian government offers a Solar Homes Program that provides rebates for the installation of solar panels and batteries. The rebate amount varies, but it can cover up to 50% of the total cost of the system. These incentives and rebates make off-grid solar installation more accessible and affordable for homeowners.