The Victorian Solar Homes solar rebate is a government initiative that assists eligible households when installing solar panels. The benefits of installing solar include a reduction in electricity bills for homeowners and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
What is the VIC Solar Rebate?
Solar Victoria is offering a rebate of up to $1,888 for eligible homeowners and rental properties on solar panel (PV) system installation. They also offer a solar battery rebate of up to $4,838, and a solar hot water rebate up to $1,000.
The solar rebate can be combined with an interest-free loan up to $1,888 for the solar panel installation, which can be paid back across a maximum of four years. Unfortunately, there are no equivalent loans for solar batteries or hot water systems, however feel free to contact us we can let you know more about the products and packages we offer at erg energy.
Am I Eligible?
Victorian households are eligible to receive the Vic Solar rebate for installing a solar PV system if you meet the below criteria:
- you are the owner-occupier of the property;
- you (and the other owner(s) of the property) have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year (based on last year’s Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment);
- you own an existing property, valued at under $3 million; and,
- you do not have an existing solar PV system (however those who may have installed their system prior to 1 November 2009 are eligible to replace or expand their existing system).
I meet the above criteria, what’s next?
Solar Vic have updated the rebate process to make it even easier for residents to install solar. Before any of our customers enquire about our solar, we want to ensure they fully understand the process and eligibility criteria.
The first step they recommend is researching and finding an authorised solar retailer, which you’ve already ticked off by visiting our site. From here, you can contact us directly to obtain a quote.
After you’ve enquired with us, we’ll then upload your quote into the Solar Victoria Portal, which will trigger your application for eligibility. You’ll then receive further directions from Solar Vic on how to access your rebate.