The Victorian Government has recently announced its Solar Homes program offering a rebate on solar panels for eligible households up to the value of an average 4kW system which equates to approximately $2,225. This is great news for households who are looking to install solar.
If you are interested in applying for a rebate from the Victorian Government, the first thing you should do is ensure you fit the eligibility criteria. To do this, you will need to submit your proof of eligibility using the Applicant Eligibility Form from Solar Victoria. If you are eligible, they will send you an eligibility number and a link to apply for a rebate once your system is installed.
The rebate is available to households who meet a defined set of criteria, some of which are outlined below. For more information on eligibility visit the Solar Victoria website.
Remember, before you finalise your purchase and install your system you need to apply for approval from us, regardless of system size. This is so that we can check the network in your area to ensure that you can safely connect solar and feed energy into the grid. Your installer will generally apply for this approval on your behalf using our online instant solar capacity pre-approval.
In some instances, you might not be able to export the energy you plan to. It depends on the strength of the grid in your area, the size of your system and how many other people have solar in your area. However, you will still get the benefit of reducing the amount of energy you need to buy.
Solar installers can find information on the grid connection process on our Solar and Battery Connections page.