Gas Hot Water
Gas hot water systems may also be eligible for rebates. See below for further detail
State Government rebates & incentives
NOTE: Federal Government’s solar hot water rebate closed
The Federal Solar Hot Water Rebate of $1000 is no longer available. This rebate was given to eligible applicants who replaced an existing electric storage tank with a solar hot water system.
Despite this federal rebate ending in February 2012, other state-funded rebates are still available to support you in switching to energy-efficient hot water.
Victorian State Government IncentivesVictoria Energy Efficiency Target Scheme (VEET)The Victorian Government has also implemented a certificate based scheme that permits prescribed energy efficient activities the right to create Victorian energy efficient certificates.The scheme is based on a similar concept to the Small-scale Technology Certificate scheme and requires a number of liable Victorian based electricity retailers to surrender a certain amount of these VEECs per annum.This scheme focuses on the decommissioning of old, inefficient hot water systems and the other prescribed products.Downloads:
Department of Primary Industries Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Scheme Fact Sheet
PDF – Chromagen VEEC Form
Distributor rebates & incentives
Many gas network retailers offer hundreds of dollars in rebates & incentives for you to convert your existing water heater to a continuous flow gas water heater. So before you purchase, contact your gas network retailer and ask if there are any incentives available for you.