The Solar Homes scheme has been running now since the 1st of July 2019 and thousands of households and businesses have taken advantage of the new scheme to have a solar power system installed.

What rebates are available?

There are a number of rebates available for:

The eligibility criteria varies according to which rebate you are interested in. The criteria can also change as the government may expand or contract the eligibility. Below, we break down the key aspects of each available rebate so you can choose the best rebate for you.

If you would like a personal call to discuss the scheme and eligibility, simply fill out the form on the right and one of our solar consultants will get in touch with you.

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How to claim your solar panel (PV) rebate

Solar Victoria is offering rebates for solar panels for residential homes. Only authorised solar providers are able to provide access to this rebate. Good news is EnviroGroup is an authorised provider. At the time of writing, solar panel rebates of up to $1,400 are available, plus the option of an interest-free loan.

To be eligible, you must:

  • not have an existing solar system (exemption applies for early adopters that installed before 1 Nov 2009)
  • be the owner-occupier of the property .
  • have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year.
  • have not yet received a rebate as an owner-occupier under the scheme.
  • have a property that is valued at under $3 million.
  • have a property that is not been used to access a rebate from the scheme.

What is interest-free loan?

Interest-free loan allows eligible Victorian households to install solar PV systems and pay back the balance in 42 instalments over a four year period, without the added headache of interest!

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How to claim your solar hot water rebate

Solar hot water systems can further save your home on average, between $140-$400 per year on electricity bills. At the time of writing, Solar Victoria is offering a 50% rebate for up to $1,000.

Households who have previously accessed the Solar Homes rebate for solar panels can also access a second rebate for solar hot water or energy efficient electric heat pump for water heating.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be the owner-occupier of the property .
  • have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year.
  • have not yet received a solar battery rebate under the Solar Homes Program.
  • have a property that is valued at under $3 million.
  • hot water system to be replaced is at least three years old from date of purchase.

In order to access the rebates, you must engage an authorised provider who uses approved products. EnviroGroup is an authorised provider, we stock a range of products, all of which are CEC Accredited, from solar’s leading brands.

How to claim your solar battery rebate

Solar batteries can save up to $640 a year for a typical household. Rebates are available on solar battery installations for every Victorian postcode. Keep up to date with rebate release dates with the Solar Victoria schedule.

At the time of writing, Solar Victoria is providing a point of sale discount up to a maximum of $3,500 for solar batteries.

To be eligible, you must:

  • not have an existing solar system (exemption applies for early adopters that installed before 1 Nov 2009)
  • be the owner-occupier of the property .
  • have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year.
  • have not yet received a rebate as an owner-occupier under the scheme.
  • have a property that is valued at under $3 million.
  • have a property that is not been used to access a rebate from the scheme.
  • the property does not have an existing energy storage system
  • the property has or will have solar PV panels with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW.
  • pre-approval has been obtained from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP).
  • you agree to receive information from your Distribution Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials.

EnviroGroup is accredited by the Clean Energy Council (CEC) and all products we install are also CEC accredited. If you are interested in claiming this rebate, we will work with you to ensure the claim is put through to Solar Victoria and deduct the rebate amount from the cost of your overall battery installation.

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Do you have a rental property?

If you have a rental and looking at ways to increase its value, Solar for Rentals program is offering eligible rental providers rebates on their investment properties. Not only will you increase the appeal of your property, you will also be able to grab a discount on the upfront costs of solar.

At the time of writing, rebates of up to $1,400 are available for rentals. Interest-free loans are also available in this scheme.

To be eligible, you must:

  • not have an existing solar system.
  • have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year.
  • have a property that is valued at under $3 million.
  • have a property that is not been used to access a rebate from the scheme.
  • the property is currently tenanted with a rental agreement in place.

Chat to a solar consultant at EnviroGroup to explore this opportunity for your rental property.

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Solar Rebates Victoria for Business

To assist with the economic recovery of businesses in Victoria and bring down energy bills, Solar Victoria has introduced rebates for commercial properties. At the time of writing, solar rebates for businesses is available for up to $3,500 and once exhausted, will decrease to $1,750.

To be eligible, you must:

  • own a business that employs between 1-50 people, not including the business owner.
  • operate from non-residential premises.
  • operate from individually metered premises.
  • have not previously received a Solar for Business rebate .
  • install a solar system with a PV capacity size up to 30kW.

Business owners are also able to apply for zero interest loans of between $1,000 and $5,000.

EnviroGroup has undertaken many solar projects across a range of industries and is endorsed by councils and other government agencies. Take a look at our success stories and find out how we can help you.

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