Rooftop Solar



Currently over 9,900 homes in the Shellharbour local government area (LGA) have installed solar.

We recommend using the SunSPOT tool prior to contacting an installer to estimate your system size, cost and how much it will save you. In most cases, you can add solar panels to your home as exempt development, which means you don’t need approval from Council. Check the NSW Planning Portal for more information.

We recommend sourcing at least two quotes from an approved retailer or installer. To find out more, and for advice on selecting a solar retailer and installer, visit the Clean Energy Council. Eligible rooftop solar systems may also receive the Federal Government's Small-scale Technology Certificate (STC) rebate which is arranged for you by your installer. Ask your installer for more information on the STC scheme for your system.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only available to homeowners and landlords of properties in the Shellharbour LGA for rooftop solar installed from the 1 July 2023 until 30 June 2024. 
  • Must be installed by a licensed tradesperson and meet all necessary installation standards.
  • Product has not been purchased and installed as a requirement for BASIX or Development Application compliance purposes.
  • See Council’s Sustainability Rebates Program Guidelines for full terms and conditions. 

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