Solar Victoria Rebates

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ELECTRICITY BILLS, TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE AND PROVIDE A CLEANER, BETTER FUTURE?

The Solar Homes Program is making it even easier to go solar, with rebates available for;

✓   Solar (PV) panels
✓   No-interest loans for solar panels (PV)
✓   New rebates for batteries
✓   Solar panels (PV) for rental properties

SOLAR PANEL REBATES

Solar panel rebates are available of up to $1,400 plus the option of an interest-free loan.

Introduction

 

Solar Victoria are providing a rebate of up to $1,400 for solar panel (PV) system installation, for homeowners and rental properties plus the option of an interest-free loan..

To further reduce installation costs, householders can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount. The loan is required to be repaid over four years or can be repaid sooner in one lump sum. 

The first step is to ensure you understand the Solar Homes Program eligibility criteria. To be eligible for a rebate, products must be on this approved products list and you must install with a registered installer. At Solar 1 Electrical we only use approved products and are hold full accreditation to met all eligibility requirements. 

We will upload your quote to the Solar Victoria Portal (the Portal), which will trigger the online process for your eligibility assessment. Once this is done, all you need to do is upload proof of income and a Rates notice to confirm your details. We will guide you through this process and provide any assistance required.   

On confirmation that you are eligible, we will claim the rebate on your behalf and deduct the rebate amount from the total cost of your system. You will then pay a 10% deposit and the outstanding balance once your solar is installed. 

ELIGIBILITY

Victorian households are eligible to receive a rebate for installing a solar PV system if they meet the following criteria:

  • they are the owner-occupier of the property
  • the owners have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year (based on last year’s Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • they have not already received a rebate as an owner-occupier under the Solar Homes Program
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million
  • that the property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program
  • they do not have an existing solar PV system*.

Important Note

* Early adopters who installed their system prior to 1 November 2009 are eligible to replace or expand their existing system. However, those receiving the Premium Feed-in Tariff should consider whether they will be better off if they replace their existing system.  

*If a system on your roof was installed after 1 November 2009 . even if removed or if you did not install it. Under Solar Victoria current guidelines and regulations you can not apply for the Solar PV rebate.

Important Notes
✓   The $1,400 rebate will only be available to approved homes installing Solar (PV) Panels.
✓   Limited to 3,500 homes in any given calendar month.

Act Now to Claim the Total Rebate of $1,400 and Make Solar Part of Your Plans

Last year the rebate ended suddenly with no warning. The new program has monthly limits and as of yet we are unsure how quickly these numbers will be reached.
 
Full details are available on the Victorian Solar Website click here.
Interest-free loans

To further reduce costs, owner-occupiers can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount.  

An interest-free loan, matching the rebate amount, is also available for most solar panel (PV) applications.  

In line with the existing rebate, the new interest-free loan can be applied up to an amount of $1,400. If your total system cost is less than $2,800, there will be no upfront cost.  

The loan is required to be repaid over four years or can be repaid sooner in one lump sum.

How to apply

To find out how to apply for a solar panel rebate for owner-occupiers, click on the button below. 

How to applyhttps://www.solar.vic.gov.au/how-to-apply

Downloads

Solar panel (PV) rebate fact sheet
PDF 138.46 KB

Solar loans fact sheet
PDF 121.58 KB

Solar Homes fact sheet
PDF 465.29 KB

NEED TO DISCUSS MORE?
Download the Clean Energy Councils Guide to Installing Solar here.

Contact us on 1300 451 316
Email us – info@solar1electrical.com.au 
Contact Solar Homes Program – 1300 376 393 or www.solar.vic.gov.au
Request a quote
INTEREST FREE LOANS FOR SOLAR (PV) PANELS

A big bonus of the new Solar Homes Program is the addition of interest free loans. The Solar Homes Loan Program complements the Solar PV System rebates further reducing the up – front cost of solar panel (PV) systems.

How Much Can I Borrow?

Eligible homeowners will have the option of applying for an interest free loan amount equal to the Solar Rebate amount of up to $1,400.

Am I Eligible?

If you can show a ‘Positive Benefit Assessment’ you can apply. Basically this means that the savings you will have by installing solar will cover your interest free loan repayments.

Your chosen retailer will be able to supply you with a ‘Positive Benefit Assessment’.

How to Apply – Your Step by Step Guide

You will be notified of your eligibility for a loan as part of the rebate application process via the Solar Victoria Portal. If you are eligible, you can select whether you would like to take up the loan option. 

 
More details can be found here.
Important Notes

Interest – free loans must be paid within a four – year period, or sooner if you choose to do so.

NEED TO DISCUSS MORE?
Contact us on 1300 451 316
Email us – info@solar1electrical.com.au 
Contact Solar Homes Program – 1300 376 393 or www.solar.vic.gov.au
Request a quote
SOLAR BATTERY REBATES

Solar Victoria is supporting eligible Victorian households to install a solar battery, by providing a point of sale discount up to a maximum of $3,500.
Solar battery rebates are available in every Victorian postcode.
Applicants can arrange to have their solar PV panels and battery installed at the same time. However, applicants can only apply for one Solar Victoria rebate.
Interest-free loans are not available under the solar battery rebate.

Applicants must understand the Solar Homes Program eligibility criteria and then contact an authorised solar provider for a quote. To be eligible for a rebate, products must be on this approved products list.

To qualify for inclusion on these lists, providers and products are required to meet standards set by the Clean Energy Council, Energy Safe Victoria and other relevant authorities.

Your solar retailer will claim the rebate on your behalf and the rebate amount will be deducted from the cost of your overall system and installation. You are responsible for paying any outstanding balance directly to your solar retailer once installed.

Installing a battery can help a typical household save up to $640 a year.

If you are looking to install a solar battery or solar PV panels and a battery at the same time, you might be interested in the Solar Victoria Virtual Power Plant (VPP) Pilot Program. A virtual power plant connects households with solar batteries in an energy sharing network, offering added incentives for participation. Read more about the VPP pilot here.

ELIGIBILITY

Victorians eligible to receive a battery rebate if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • the property already has solar PV panels with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW or is arranging to have one installed in conjunction with the solar battery installation
  • pre-approval is obtained from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP) to safely connect a battery to the grid
  • the energy storage solution is listed on Solar Victoria’s Approved Battery List and the property does not have an existing energy storage system
  • they are the owner-occupier of the property where the system is to be installed
  • the combined household taxable income of all owners is less than $180,000 a year (based on your Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million based on the current council rates notice
  • they have not already received a rebate as an owner-occupier under the Solar Homes Program
  • the property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program
  • the owner/s agrees to receive information from their Distribution Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials to maximise the value households get from them.
Important Notes

A total of 1,000 rebates per annum have been allocated with the pilot program being allocated 200, subsequent allocation will roll out on 1st November with 400 rebates allocated and another 400 on the 1st March.

How to apply

To find out how to apply for a solar battery rebate, click on the button below.

How to applyhttps://www.solar.vic.gov.au/applying-solar-battery-rebate

Downloads

Solar Battery fact sheet
PDF 190.71 KB

Solar Homes fact sheet
PDF 465.29 KB

Next Steps

Before you sign a contract for the installation of a solar battery, you should be sure that you understand the rebate process and eligibility criteria.

Once you are confident you understand the process, you can seek a quote/s from an authorised solar retailer for your solar battery installation. Obtaining a quote is the first step in kicking off the eligibility process and is key to confirming your eligibility via the new Solar Victoria Portal.
 
If you are confirmed as eligible, you will receive an eligibility number that your installer will then use to proceed with your installation.
 
Remember, do not install your system unless you are confirmed as eligible and have received your eligibility number.
NEED TO DISCUSS MORE?
Contact us on 1300 451 316
Email us – info@solar1electrical.com.au 
Contact Solar Homes Program – 1300 376 393 or www.solar.vic.gov.au
Request a quote
SOLAR FOR RENTAL PROPERTIES

Solar panel rebates are available of up to $1,400 plus the option of an interest-free loan.

Introduction

Solar Victoria are providing a rebate of up to $1,400 for solar panel (PV) system installation, for homeowners and rental properties plus the option of an interest-free loan..

To further reduce installation costs, householders can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount. The loan is required to be repaid over four years or can be repaid sooner in one lump sum. 

The first step is to ensure you understand the Solar Homes Program eligibility criteria. To be eligible for a rebate, products must be on this approved products list and you must install with a registered installer. At Solar 1 Electrical we only use approved products and are hold full accreditation to met all eligibility requirements. 

We will upload your quote to the Solar Victoria Portal (the Portal), which will trigger the online process for your eligibility assessment. Once this is done, all you need to do is upload proof of income and a Rates notice to confirm your details. We will guide you through this process and provide any assistance required.   

On confirmation that you are eligible, we will claim the rebate on your behalf and deduct the rebate amount from the total cost of your system. You will then pay a 10% deposit and the outstanding balance once your solar is installed. 

ELIGIBILITY

Victorian households are eligible to receive a rebate for installing a solar PV system if they meet the following criteria: 

  • they are the owner-occupier of the property  
  • the owners have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year (based on last year’s Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment) 
  • they have not already received a rebate as an owner-occupier under the Solar Homes Program
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million 
  • that the property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program
  • they do not have an existing solar PV system*.

Important Note

* Early adopters who installed their system prior to 1 November 2009 are eligible to replace or expand their existing system. However, those receiving the Premium Feed-in Tariff should consider whether they will be better off if they replace their existing system.  

*If a system on your roof was installed after 1 November 2009 . even if removed or if you did not install it. Under Solar Victoria current guidelines and regulations you can not apply for the Solar PV rebate

Interest-free Loans
To further reduce costs, owner-occupiers can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount.

An interest-free loan, matching the rebate amount, is also available for most solar panel (PV) applications.

In line with the existing rebate, the new interest-free loan can be applied up to an amount of $1,400. If your total system cost is less than $2,800, there will be no upfront cost.

The loan is required to be repaid over four years or can be repaid sooner in one lump sum.

How to apply

To find out how to apply for a solar panel rebate for owner-occupiers, click on the button below. 

How to applyhttps://www.solar.vic.gov.au/how-to-apply

Downloads
Solar panel (PV) rebate fact sheet
PDF 138.46 KB

Solar loans fact sheet
PDF 121.58 KB

Solar Homes fact sheet
PDF 465.29 KB

NEED TO DISCUSS MORE?
Contact us on 1300 451 316
Email us – info@solar1electrical.com.au 
Contact Solar Homes Program – 1300 376 393 or www.solar.vic.gov.au
Request a quote