Victorian Solar Homes Program Solar Power Funding
Solar PV rebates are now open
After this time, you must have received eligibility confirmation before installing your system to be eligible to receive a rebate.
For general enquiries relating to solar PV applications, read the Solar PV system FAQ. All solar PV eligibility and rebate applications lodged before applications closed will continue to be processed by Solar Victoria, in line with current requirements.
If you have submitted an eligibility application and you haven’t received an eligibility number, wait until you receive an email from us confirming your eligibility number before installation.
If you have already received an eligibility number from us and haven’t installed your system, you can continue to get a system installed and then apply for a rebate.
If you have submitted a rebate application, it will continue to be processed, in line with current requirements.
If you have not received an eligibility number before you have installed a solar PV system you cannot apply for a rebate, even after applications re-open on 1 July.
If you are considering installing solar PV with a rebate and have not yet applied to Solar Victoria, you will now need to wait until applications open again on 1 July 2019.
Solar Hot Water Funding
In addition to the federal hot water rebate of around $1000, the Victorian Government will be offering an additional $1000 for solar hot water installation for eligible households.
The solar hot water rebate applies to installations that replace an existing hot water system that was at least three years old (from the date of purchase) and it’s not available to new build homes (new Class 1 buildings).
Households can only access one rebate type under the solar homes package (i.e. a household that accesses a Solar PV rebate cannot claim a solar hot water rebate and vice versa).
How does it work?
There are three easy steps to apply for a Solar Hot Water rebate:
Step 1 – Inform yourself
Before you sign a contract for solar hot water, you should be sure that you understand the rebate process and eligibility criteria.
Step 2 – Apply for a rebate
Solar Victoria will provide you with an eligibility pack containing documents that will need to be completed. The customer then sends the completed documents to Solar Victoria via a secure link.
Solar Victoria then assesses the customers application. The customer and solar hot water system provider are then informed whether their application has been approved.
Step 3 – Get the system installed
Customer arranges the installation of the system with their solar hot water provider.
The solar hot water provider will upload the proof of installation documents via the secure link after completing the installation process. After which the retailer is directly paid the rebate amount into their nominated bank.
Remember, do not sign a contract unless you have been confirmed by Solar Victoria.
Please note that the program requires the installation of an approved product from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) Register of approved products and the Victorian Essential Services Commission (ESC) Registered Products list. Here is a link to the consolidated approved products [add link].
Please complete the Victorian Government Solar Provider Statement and return back to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions please contact our office for further details.
Eligibility for Victorian Solar Rebates
The eligibility of households to receive the rebate is determined by the Victorian Government, and is based on a maximum house valuation of $3 million and a combined household income of under $180,000 per annum before tax.
How do you receive the rebate?
Households will receive rebates directly from Solar Victoria once eligibility has been approved.
Applications can be filled out at https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/Apply-for-a-rebate#step1