Victorian Solar Homes Package

Why Solahart is Your Best Choice for Advice on the Victorian Solar Homes Package

For over 60 years, we have been setting the standard for solar systems in Australia. Our systems are designed for the harshest Australian conditions. Quality is ingrained in everything we do and our obsession with solar technologies is well documented.

Our solar power systems use Premium Solahart Panels and the world’s best quality inverters. Our solar panels are consistent with Solahart’s quality and performance requirements, using quality polycrystalline cells, anti-reflective glass and textured cells for greater sunlight absorption.

Meanwhile, our solar water heaters have established an unparalleled reputation for quality and efficiency. Our core range consists of roof-mounted systems and split systems, where the tanks are located on the ground.

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Rebate applications are now open!

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Victorian Solar Homes Package

To find out how to claim the Victorian Solar Homes Package rebate, or get an accurate in-home solar assessment, just fill in your details or call 1300 721 984.

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About the Victorian Solar Homes Package

The Victorian Government will help Victorian households cut their electricity bills through the Solar Homes package which will be delivered by the newly established Solar Victoria.

The Solar Homes Package will help Victorians reduce their energy bills.

Solar Panel Rebate

The Victorian Government is providing a 50 per cent rebate, up to the value of half of an average 4kW solar panel system (which currently equates to $2,225) for eligible households in 2018-19. 

Solar Hot Water Rebate

The Victorian Government is providing $1,000 rebates for 6,000 households for solar hot water in 2018-19.

This is intended to encourage replacement of hot water systems with solar hot water. This is a great option for households where solar panels might not be suitable, or for households that already have solar panels installed.

Solar hot water rebates will be available from 19 August 2018 and are in addition to existing government programs that reduce the cost of solar hot water systems for Victorians.

Am I eligible?

Victorian households are eligible to receive a rebate under the Solar Homes Package if the applicant:

  • has a combined household income of less than $180,000 per annum before tax (based on the most recent tax assessment notices for the home owners),
  • is an owner-occupier of a home valued at under $3,000,000 (a copy of a recent Council rates notice will be required),
  • does not already have a solar panel system installed on their property,
  • chooses a Clean Energy Council (CEC) Approved Product (for solar panels) and uses a CEC Accredited Installer,
  • chooses a product that is on the Clean Energy Regulator's "Register of approved solar hot water heaters" (for Solar hot water)
  • has had an eligible solar panel system installed on or after 19 August 2018, and
  • engages an installer who can provide a statement that they have not received a WorkSafe infringement notice in the past three years.
  • is an early adopter of Solar PV looking to replace or expand their system.*

 

Download the Solar Homes Package fact sheet

Rebates will initially be provided to householders directly. In the coming months Solar Victoria will develop a streamlined process that will enable installers to distribute the rebate as part of their invoicing. The Clean Energy Council (CEC) will work with Solar Victoria on the specific details.

No. Solar Victoria will provide a 50 per cent rebate, up to the value of $2,225 (equivalent to half the cost of average 4kW solar panel system currently) for eligible households.

There is no maximum size limit under the Solar Homes program, provided the system meets all other eligibility and installation requirements (including the requirement to qualify for STCs). The rebate has a maximum value of $2,225, for eligible households.

Yes. Solar Homes Rebates are additional to the federal STC scheme. Rebates will be calculated after the STC discount has been applied.

The Solar Homes Package only supports the installation of replacement hot water systems, including existing solar hot water heaters.

Early adopters of solar PV, who meet all other eligibility criteria, are able to claim a rebate for a new or expanded system. An early adopter is defined as a solar system that was installed prior to the commencement of the Premium Feed-In Tariff (PFIT) on November 1, 2009. Your Distribution Network Service Provider can confirm that the date on which your solar PV system was connected to the grid was prior to the start of the PFIT. Other than for early adopters, the solar rebate cannot be used to expand an existing solar panel installation.

Yes, but there are no rebates for batteries at this point. The Victorian Government has said that it will provide a 50 per cent rebate, up to the value of half of an average 4 kW solar panel system (which currently equates to $2,225) for eligible households.

Yes. Not-for-profit community housing providers will also be eligible to apply for a rebate on behalf of their tenants.

No. Only owner-occupied home valued at under $3,000,000 will be eligible.

 

 

*Early adopters of solar PV, who meet all other eligibility criteria, are able to claim a rebate for a new or expanded system. An early adopter is defined as a solar system that was installed prior to the commencement of the Premium Feed-In Tariff (PFIT) on November 1, 2009. Your Distribution Network Service Provider can confirm that the date on which your solar PV system was connected to the grid was prior to the start of the PFIT. Other than for early adopters, the solar rebate cannot be used to expand an existing solar panel installation.