VICTORIAN SOLAR HOMES REBATE OFFER – PAY ONLY HALF THE COST OF YOUR SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM
Thanks to its game-changing Victorian Solar Homes program, the Victorian Government will pay half the solar panel system cost for 24,000 homes.
Now is the time to install solar panels and slash your power bills!
Good news if you installed your solar PV system before Nov 1 2009
Did you install your solar panel system before the commencement of the Premium Feed-In Tariff (PFIT) on November 1, 2009?
If so you are eligible for a Solar Homes program rebate to update or replace your current solar power system.
Your Distribution Network Service Provider – e.g. Citipower, Jemena – can confirm whether your system was connected to the grid was prior to the start of the PFIT.
Solar Homes program: $2,225 value for eligible homes
The government’s Victorian Solar Homes program means more Victorians can now install solar panel systems in their homes.
The government will initially offer half price solar systems for up to 24,000 households in the state for installations from 19 August 2018.
The rebate will cover $2,225 of the solar system cost for eligible households. The scheme is in addition to the STC solar incentives that are already available for new solar system purchases.
If re-elected, the Andrews Labor Government promises to expand the program to 650,000 homes from July next year.
The new scheme could save eligible customers up to $890 per year on their electricity bills, according to the government.
If you don’t have solar panels installed on your home, now is the time to take advantage of this offer.
Am I eligible for the Victorian Solar Homes rebate?
To be eligible for the Solar Homes program, you and your household must meet the criteria which include:
- a combined annual household income before tax of less than $180,000;
- proof you are the owner-occupier of a home valued at under $3,000,000 (a copy of a recent council rates notice is required);
- confirmation your home doesn’t currently have a solar power panel system installed; and
- choosing Clean Energy Council (CEC) Approved Products (for solar panels) and a CEC Accredited Installer (like Energy Matters).