As an increasing number of Victorian households are becoming more energy conscious, there has been an upward shift in rooftop solar installations in Ballarat and throughout Victoria.
While the cost of solar installation is decreasing by the day, going solar still remains a big investment for many Victorian households.
To help property owners adopt solar and cut down their energy costs, the Victorian Government has announced solar PV rebates under its Solar Homes Program that will allow eligible households claim 50% of the cost of their new solar system.
Do I qualify for Solar PV Rebate
The Victorian Government has outlined a simple eligibility criterion for households that are interested in applying for the Victorian Solar PV rebates.
Your authorised solar provider is the best source to help initiate your eligibility assessment at Solar Victoria Portal based on the quote offered to you. Once your eligibility is confirmed,
your solar installer Ballarat will claim the rebate on your behalf and cut the rebate amount from the total cost of installing the Solar PV system.
Solar PV Rebate eligibility
If you are wondering what are the requirements for you to be eligible for the Solar VIC PV rebate,
here are a few things as outlined under the Victorian Government Solar Homes Program.
You can apply for Solar PV Rebate if you are the:
Qualifying for all of the above will make you eligible for the Solar PV rebate Vic.
Benefits of solar PV rebate
The Victoria solar PV rebates offer a huge incentive to households who want to save more on their energy expenses without having to invest too much on their own.
Property owner-occupants can now save not just on solar panels, but also solar batteries and also apply for an interest-free loan in addition to the 50% rebate, making going solar extremely affordable even for low-income households.
How much solar rebate will I get
The Victorian government is providing eligible households a solar PV rebate for up to $1,850.
In addition to this, if you are applying for a solar battery rebate, you are eligible for a point of sale discount up to a maximum of $4,147 under the Solar Homes Program.
Interest free loans for PV
Under the Solar Homes Program, the Victorian government is also offering interest-free loans for homeowners who have already been approved for the solar rebates to further reduce their solar installation cost.
The loans could be paid back over 4 years with a monthly repayment for a loan of $1,850 being just $38.54.
Since the loan as well as the rebate amount will be deducted from your solar installation cost, property owners will only have to pay the outstanding balance.
It’s important to note that the interest-free loans are only for solar panels and not for solar batteries or solar hot water.
How we help you to get the approval for PV rebate
If you are interested in applying for a solar PV rebate, as licenced solar installers in Ballarat, we can help you get started.
We will provide you with a written quote that contains all the information you need to make an informed decision. We will also upload your quote into the Solar Victoria Portal initiating the online eligibility process.
In addition to this, we will help you get the pre-approval of Distribution Network Service Provider (DNSP), to make sure you can enjoy maximum savings from your solar installation.
Once you receive the rebate eligibility confirmation, you can accept the quote and we will be more than happy to assist you with your next solar installation need in Ballarat.