|Date Announced||3 February 2009|
|Date Effective||26 February 2009|
|Date Ended||19 February 2010|
|Agency||•Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency|
|Related Policies||Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme, Solar Hot Water Rebate|
|Policy Superseded by||Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme|
|Policy Supersedes||Solar Hot Water Rebate|
|Stated Objective||•Energy Efficiency
|Policy Sector||•Heating and Cooling (Domestic / Industrial Process)|
|Size of Plant Targeted||Small|
|Description||The Energy Efficient Homes Package was launched by the Australian government as part of its National Building and Jobs Plan, designed to improve the energy rating of homes and to reduce their electricity bills.
The Energy Efficient Homes Package included a new Solar Hot Water Rebate scheme, offering a rebate of up to AUD 1600 for the installation of a solar hot water heater, or AUD 1000 for the installation of a heat pump hot water system. The other requirements of the scheme were:
- the system replaced an electric storage hot water system;
- was a solar or heat pump hot water system eligible for at least 20 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) at the time and place of installation;
- was installed and had 20 RECs eligibility verified by a suitably qualified person (for example an electrician or plumber);
From 20 February 2010 the Solar Hot Water component was superseded by the Renewable Energy Bonus Scheme (see separate entry).