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Solar Panel Rebate

The average household can save up to $890 per year on your energy bills by installing solar. The government is helping eligible Victorian install solar by providing a rebate of up to $1,888 for solar panel (PV) systems for owner occupied properties. 

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.

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Solar Battery Rebate

Installing a battery can help a typical household save up to a further $640 a year. Solar Victoria are piloting a battery rebate scheme to help identify demand and battery usage in Victoria. Eligible households can claim a discount on the cost of a solar battery, up to a maximum rebate of $4,838. Interest-free loans are not available under the solar battery rebate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much will I save on energy bills by installing solar panels?

A typical household will save around $890 per year off their electricity bill.

How much will I save on energy bills by installing batteries?

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

What are the eligibility criteria for a solar panel rebate?

  • 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)
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million
  • they do not have an existing solar PV system*

* 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.

What are the eligibility criteria for a battery rebate?

  • owners have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per annum (based on any of the last two years’ Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • is an existing property, valued at under $3 million;
  • sits within a targeted postcode, as identified by Solar Victoria;
  • already has solar PV panels installed with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW;
  • agrees to install an energy storage solution listed on Solar Victoria’s Approved Battery List;
  • does not have an existing energy storage system;
  • the property address has had no previous participation in the Solar Homes Program;
  • is willing to receive information from their Distribution Network Service Provider about participating in battery trials to maximise the value households get from their battery; and
  • agrees to receive a free safety inspection and/or audit under the Solar Victoria Audit Program if selected.
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Apply for a Solar Homes rebate

Apply for a rebate from the Victorian Government towards installing a solar panel (PV) system or solar battery.

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