Being green at home
Solar Bonus Scheme
The Queensland Government Solar Bonus Scheme pays eligible customers for surplus electricity that is generated from solar photovoltaic (PV) panel systems (solar roof panels) and exported to the Queensland electricity grid.
Find out more about the Solar Bonus Scheme.
Switching electricity tariffs
You can save money by changing your electricity tariff from Tariff 11 to Tariff 12 or Tariff 13.
Find out more about electricity tariffs.
Pool pump running costs
Many new swimming pools are built with a connection to the standard electricity tariff (Tariff 11). You can save around $220 per year on your electricity bills by making sure your pool pump is connected to an economy tariff (Tariff 33).
Rainwater tank rebate
Your local council may offer rebates for installing a rainwater tank.
Neither the Australian Government nor the Queensland Government provides a rebate for the installation of rainwater tanks.
- Find out how to save on electricity and water by visiting the Department of Energy and Water Supply website.
- The energy ratings and water ratings of appliances can help you compare products based on their energy and water efficiency.
- Choice consumer advocacy group investigates ways to reduce your household's energy use.
- Choosing GreenPower can help you to reduce your impact on climate change.
- Savewater has information on rebates and incentive schemes related to water use.