Solar Victoria Rebates

The Victorian State government Solar Homes initiative offers various subsidies to encourage the adoption of solar technology and accelerate the States transition to a renewable energy system  

$2,225 Solar Panel Rebate

Eligible households can claim a rebate of $2,225 off the cost of a solar panel system. This rebate is applied at point of sale, so it’s paid directly from Solar Victoria to your installer. The system is administered via an online portal – our friendly customer service team will be able to talk you through the process and the paperwork required, the first step is contacting Essential Solar to arrange a quote.

To receive your rebate you must:
• Meet the eligibility criteria
• Install products on the approved products list
• Use a CEC Approved Solar Retailer (that’s us!)

Only 3,333 rebates are available each month, so contact us today to make sure you don’t miss out!

$2,225 Interest Free Loan

If you are eligible for the Solar Panel Rebate, you can also apply for a $2,225 interest free loan to reduce your upfront cost for the remainder of your out of pocket costs (cost minus $2,225 rebate). This loan is paid off over four years, and is repaid directly to Solar Victoria. The only additional requirement for the loan component is that your estimated savings per month from installing solar panels is higher than that of your loan repayment amount, which it almost always is.

$4,838 Solar Battery Rebate

Solar Victoria are running a pilot scheme giving a $4,838 rebate on the installation of a solar battery if you already have solar panels installed. This rebate is currently only available in 24 postcodes across Victoria,  check if your home is eligible on the Solar Victoria battery postcode map. Only 1,000 rebates are available in the 2019-20 financial year. This rebate makes installing a solar battery, utilising more of your Solar energy and reducing your reliance on carbon intensive energy a reality.

Solar For Rental Properties

A rebate of up to $2,225 is available for rental properties, subject to program eligibility and a Solar Homes Landlord Rebate Agreement. Solar for rental properties works in one of two ways, either a $2,225 rebate off the cost for the landlord, or $2,225 rebate for the landlord and a $2,225 interest free loan to the tenant. Contact Essential Solar for further information.

Are you eligible?

Victorian households are eligible to receive a rebate for installing a solar PV system if they meet the following criteria:

  • they are the owner-occupier of the property
  • the owners have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year (based on last year’s Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million
  • they do not have an existing solar PV system*

* Early adopters who installed their system prior to 1 November 2009 are eligible to replace or expand their existing system. However, those receiving the Premium Feed-in Tariff should consider whether they will be better off if they replace their existing system. 

Eligibility criteria as outlined on the Solar Victoria website, current as of 14 July 2019.
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