LOCALS are encouraged to take part in the next phase of the Victorian government’s landmark Solar Homes program, with more rebates for solar panels, batteries and hot water systems, which kicked off on July 1.
Across Victoria, in 2019/20, the Solar Homes program will:
■Support the installation of 40,000 rooftop solar systems on private homes and community-owned housing
■Deliver 2000 solar panel systems on rental properties
■Fund 6000 households to get solar hot water systems installed
■Deliver solar battery rebates for 1000 households that already have solar in growth areas
More rebates will now be available from the first day of each month, along with no-interest loans to further reduce upfront costs.
The rebate application process has also been simplified to make it even easier to apply, meaning the rebate will now be applied by the retailer at the point of sale – instead of putting the onus on the customer.
To apply, contact a qualified solar retailer to obtain a quote and they will start the application process.
Assistance is available for those who do not have access to the internet by contacting Solar Victoria on 1300 363 744.
For more information about the Solar Homes program and how to apply visit solar.vic.gov.au