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What is Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme (REBS)?

REBS gives eligible customers the chance to earn money just for exporting any excess solar back in to the grid. Any money earned will be displayed as a credit on your next bill.

Once your credit reaches $75 or more... we'll deliver the money you've earned straight to your nominated bank account if you've registered for Automated REBS Payments. This is the quickest and easiest way to get paid, but you can request a cheque from us for any credits over $100 instead.

Read the REBS Pricing schedule for more information (PDF 300KB)

Who's eligible for REBs?

REBS is available to residential customers, non-profit organisations and educational institutions that have a small solar system between 500 watts and 5kW. You'll also need to have:

  • An approved, bi-directional meter installed
  • All necessary approvals to connect your system to the grid, including but not limited to, Synergy and Western Power

We'll let you know if you're eligible for REBS as part of the getting connected process. As long as you don't increase your solar system to above 5kW - we'll continue to buy back your excess energy.

Read the Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme Terms and Conditions for more information (PDF 189KB)