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
$1,400 Solar Panel Rebate
The solar panel rebate is currently open
Eligible households can claim a rebate of $1,400 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.
$1,400 Interest Free Loan
If you are eligible for the Solar Panel Rebate, you can also apply for a $1,400 interest free loan to reduce your upfront cost for the remainder of your out of pocket costs (cost minus $1,400 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.
$3,500 Solar Battery Rebate
Solar Victoria offer a $3,500 rebate on the installation of a solar battery. You can claim this rebate if you install solar panels at the same time as your battery, or if you already have solar panels and are now installing a battery (however if you have already claimed the SolarVic PV rebate you can not claim the battery rebate). This rebate is now available in every Victoria postcode. Only a limited number of rebates are available. 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 $1,400 is available for rental properties, subject to program eligibility and a Solar Homes Landlord Rebate Agreement. Contact Essential Solar for further information.
Solar For Business
Victorian small businesses are now eligible for the State Government’s Solar Homes Program – offering a subsidy of up to $3,500 when installing solar for your business.
This subsidy makes it even easier to leverage the benefits of renewable energy and drive down the energy costs of your business – allowing you to focus your resources on growing your business. The Solar PV rebate for Small Business will cover up to $3,500 of the upfront cost of the installation of solar panels on your business premises. Check if your business is eligible for the Solar rebate.
Only 2,163 rebates are available for this release, so contact us today to find out more!
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 15 October 2021.