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Resource & References Guide

If you want to find out more about renewable energy technology, the solar industry, government schemes,
then use our helpful Resource and References Guide to find it faster.

Australian Federal Government Resources

Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency

Home page

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/

Understanding Climate Change

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/climate-change/understanding-climate-change.aspx

Impacts of Climate Change

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/climate-change/impacts.aspx

Solar Credits - FAQ’s

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/government/initiatives/renewable-target/need-ret/solar-credits-faq.aspx

Solar Water Heaters

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-know/appliances-and-equipment/hot-water-systems/solar.aspx

Air-source Heat Pumps

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-know/appliances-and-equipment/hot-water-systems/solar.aspx

Gas Water Heaters

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-know/appliances-and-equipment/hot-water-systems/gas.aspx

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-can-do/individual/carbon-footprint.aspx

Hot Water Systems – What you need to know

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-know/appliances-and-equipment/hot-water-systems/~/link.aspx?_id=98F3A30D1B7644B38E6A68A3EA706856&_z=z

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Buying a hot water heater -Things to consider

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-know/appliances-and-equipment/hot-water-systems/phase-out/information-for-industry/checklist.aspx

Download PDF

Solar Hot Water Incnetives

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/government/initiatives/solar-hot-water.aspx

National Solar Schools Program

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/government/initiatives/national-solar-schools.aspx

Phase-out of greenhouse intensive hot water heaters

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-know/appliances-and-equipment/hot-water-systems/phase-out.aspx

Report - Energy Use in the Australian Residential Sector

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-know/buildings/publications/~/media/publications/energy-efficiency/buildings/energy-use-australian-residential-sector-1986-2020-part1.pdf

Sustainability Publications

http://environment.gov.au/sustainability/publications/index.html#renewable

National Greenhouse Accounts Factors July 2012

http://www.climatechange.gov.au/publications/greenhouse-acctg/national-greenhouse-factors.aspx

 

 

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism

We enhance Australia’s economic prosperity by improving the strength, competitiveness and sustainability of the Resources,
Energy and Tourism industries through the provision of high quality policy advice and program delivery services for the Australian
Government.

Home page

http://www.ret.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Energy facts, statistics and publications

http://www.ret.gov.au/energy/facts/Pages/EnergyFacts.aspx

Energy in Australian Report

http://www.ret.gov.au/energy/Documents/facts-stats-pubs/Energy-in-Australia-2011.pdf

 

Clean Energy Regulator

The Clean Energy Regulator is an independent FMA agency that administers the Renewable Energy Target, including the
Large-scale Renewable Energy Target and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.

Home page

http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/

About Small-scale Technology Certificates

http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/About-the-Schemes/sres

About Large- Generation Certificates

http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/About-the-Schemes/lret

About Solar Panels

http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/solar-panels

About Hot Water Systems

http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/hot-water-systems

REC Registry

http://ret.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/REC-Registry

Solar water heater STC Calculator

https://www.rec-registry.gov.au/swhCalculatorInit.shtml

Small generation unit STC Calculator

https://www.rec-registry.gov.au/sguCalculatorInit.shtml

 

Clean Energy Future

The Australian Government’s comprehensive plan for securing a clean energy future. The plan will cut pollution and drive investment,
helping to ensure Australia can compete and remain prosperous in the future.

Home page

http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/

Renewable energy

http://www.cleanenergyfuture.gov.au/clean-energy-future/renewable-energy/

 

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Home page

http://www.abs.gov.au/

Environment – Household energy use & conservation

http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/1301.0~2012~Main%20Features~Household%20energy%20use%20and%20conservation~275

 

 

 

Living Greener.gov.au

Information, how-to’s and rebates for sustainable living

Home page

http://www.livinggreener.gov.au/home

Take Action. How to live greener

http://www.livinggreener.gov.au/take-action?sort=saving

About solar hot water systems

http://www.livinggreener.gov.au/energy/hot-water-systems/install-solar-hot-water

About solar power

http://www.livinggreener.gov.au/energy/renewable-energy/install-solar-power

 

State Government Resources

ACT - ACTSmart

The HEAT Energy Audit is a comprehensive home energy audit delivered by the Home Energy Advice Team (HEAT).
The ACT Government also provides a rebate when you address the priority recommendations in your HEAT Energy Audit report.

Home page

http://www.actsmart.act.gov.au/home

The HEAT Energy Audit

http://www.actsmart.act.gov.au/your_household/heat_energy_audit

 

ACT - Home Energy Advice Team (Funded by the ACT Government)

The Home Energy Advice Team (HEAT) is funded by the ACT Government to provide free, independent, expert
advice on how to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Home page

http://www.heat.net.au/

Solar hot water Fact Sheet

http://www.heat.net.au/action-advice-page/pdfs/factsheets/old_factsheet_pdfs/solar_hot_water_web.pdf

Top 10 Energy savings tips

http://www.heat.net.au/action-advice-page/pdfs/factsheets/old_factsheet_pdfs/top_ten_energy_saving_tips_web.pdf

Subsidies & Rebates

http://www.heat.net.au/subsidies_rebates

 

NSW – Energy Savings Scheme (ESS)

Home page

http://www.ess.nsw.gov.au/Overview_of_the_scheme

 

NSW – NSW Government – Environment & Heritage

Home page

 

What is climate change?

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/climatechange/whatis.htm

Sustainable households

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/households/

Hot water systems

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/energy/hotwater.htm

 

 

QLD Government

Tips for saving energy in your business

http://www.business.qld.gov.au/business/running/environment/energy-saving-deas/saving-energy-tips

Smart Energy Savings Program for business

http://www.business.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/16084/SESP-Fact-Sheet-May-2012.pdf

 

SA Government

Home page

http://www.sa.gov.au/

Water, energy & environment

http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/water%2C+energy+and+environment

 

VIC – Sustainability Victoria / ResourceSmart

Home page

http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/www/html/1517-home-page.asp

ResourceSmart.- Operating cost of electrical appliances

http://www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/documents/Running_Costs_Brochure.pdf

ResourceSmart – Solar FAQ’s

http://www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/for_households_3048.html

ResourceSmart – PV Systems Fact Sheet

http://www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/for_households_3048.html

ResourceSmart – Choosing a hot water system

http://www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/for_households/hot_water_5602.html

 

VIC – Department Of Primary Industries

Home page

http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/home

Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme – Fact Sheet

http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/energy/environment-and-community/energy-efficiency/energy-saver-incentive-scheme/fact-efficiency

DPI – Energy Calculator

http://m.switchon.vic.gov.au/energy-calculator

National phase out of greenhouse intensive domestic water heaters

http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/energy/environment-and-community/energy-efficiency/water-heaters

Smart Meters

http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/energy/environment-and-community/smart-meters

 

WA Government – Department of Environment & Conservation

Home page

http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/index.php

Tips for sustainable living

http://www.dec.wa.gov.au/content/view/5788/1611/

 

 

 

 

Incentives by State / Territory

All states

incentives program overview & locator

http://www.livinggreener.gov.au/rebates-assistance

ACT

ACT Rebate & Heat energy audit

http://www.actsmart.act.gov.au/your_household/heat_energy_audit

NSW

Home Saver Rebates

http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/rebates/

NT

Solar Hot Water Retrofit Rebate

http://150.191.80.125/environment/renewable_energy_products/solar_hot_water_retrofit_rebate

QLD

Solar hot water rebate

http://www.cleanenergy.qld.gov.au/demand-side/solar-hot-water-rebate.htm

Solar Bonus Scheme

http://www.cleanenergy.qld.gov.au/demand-side/solar-bonus-scheme.htm

SA

SA Solar hot water rebate

http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Water,+energy+and+environment/Energy/Energy+rebates,+concessions+and+incentives/Efficient+water+heater+rebates+and+incentives/South+Australian+solar+hot+water+rebate

TAS

Solar & heat pump hot water rebate

http://www.hobartcity.com.au/Environment/Energy_Efficiency_Guidelines_and_Incentives/Solar_and_Heat_Pump_Hot_Water_Rebate

VIC

Sustainability VIC Rebates

http://www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/for_households/rebates_3096.html

Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificates (VEECs)

https://www.veet.vic.gov.au/Public/Public.aspx?id=Certificates(VEECs)

WA

Solar Hot Water Incnetives

http://www.finance.wa.gov.au/cms/content.aspx?id=14712

 

Building GREEN References by state

All States

Your Home – Design for lifestyle & the future

http://www.yourhome.gov.au

NSW

BASIX

https://www.basix.nsw.gov.au/information/about.jsp

PDF – BASIX Fact Sheet

QLD

Sustainable Housing

http://www.hpw.qld.gov.au/Search/Results.aspx?k=hot%20water%20systems

PDF – EnergyWise QLD Solar Hot Water System Fact Sheet

PDF – QLD 6-star housing Fact Sheet

SA

“Full Standard” for water heaters

http://www.sa.gov.au/subject/Water,+energy+and+environment/Energy/Energy+efficiency/Energy+efficiency+standards/Residential+water+heater+requirements/Step-by-step+guide+for+determining+your+water+heater+options/Step-by-step+guide+-+Question+1

VIC

6 Star Standards

http://www.pic.vic.gov.au/www/html/83-6-star-standard.asp

Download PDF – 6 Star brochures

 

Industry Associations

Clean Energy Council

The Clean Energy Council is the peak body representing Australia’s clean energy sector. It is an industry association made up of more than 500 member companies operating in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Home Page

www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au

Solar PV Guide:

www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/cec/resourcecentre/Consumer-Info/solarPV-guide.html

 

Solar Accreditation

www.solaraccreditation.com.au/acccec.html

Solar hot water Initiatives by state

www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/resourcecentre/Government-Initiatives.html

Renewable Energy Initiatives Table

http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/resourcecentre/Government-Initiatives.html

 

Australian PV Association (APVA)

Association of companies, agencies, individuals and academics with an interest in photovoltaic solar electricity research, technology, manufacturing, systems, policies, programs and projects.

Home page

http://www.apva.org.au/

 

Australian PV Association (APVA)

Association of companies, agencies, individuals and academics with an interest in photovoltaic solar electricity research, technology, manufacturing, systems, policies, programs and projects.

Home page

http://www.apva.org.au/

 

Australian Solar Institute

The Australian Solar Institute will provide much needed support for the Australian solar community, helping to retain Australian solar expertise and develop the next generation of Australian solar researchers.

Home page

http://www.australiansolarinstitute.com.au/

 

Australian Solar Council (Formerly Australian Solar Energy Society)

The Australian Solar Council exists to promote scientific, social and economic development through the environmentally sound use of solar energy.

Home page

http://auses.org.au/