4 December 2012 — The Federal Government’s rebate for a 3-kilowatt solar panel system will drop by about $800 to $1000 in most states by December 31, 2012.

The scheme has originally been planned to end in June 2013.

Climate Change Minister Greg Combet said earlier this year that phasing out the scheme would “strike the appropriate balance between easing upward pressure on electricity prices and supporting households and suppliers who install solar PV”.