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Solar Victoria Rebate Steps for Business Rebates, Battery Rebates & Solar Panels Rebates

Solar Panel Rebate & Loan

​Solar Rebate 

Solar Victoria is providing a rebate of up to $1,400.00 for solar panel (PV) system installation, for homeowners and rental properties. To further reduce installation costs, householders can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount. The loan is required to be repaid over four years.

Elcon Solar Pty Ltd will then upload your quote to the Solar Victoria Portal (the Portal), which will trigger the online process for your eligibility assessment. Once this is done, all you will need to do is upload proof of income and a Rates notice to confirm your details.

Am I 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

Interest Free Loan Information 

To further reduce costs, owner-occupiers can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount.  

An interest-free loan, matching the rebate amount, is also available for most solar panel (PV) applications.  

In line with the existing rebate, the new interest-free loan can be applied up to an amount of $1,400. If your total system cost is less than $2,800, there will be no upfront cost.  

The loan is required to be repaid over four years or can be repaid sooner in one lump sum. 

Business Rebate

​Business Rebate 

The Solar for Business Program is a new initiative designed to support Victorian small businesses to reduce their energy costs by accessing the benefits of renewable energy.   

This initiative will bring down energy bills for small businesses by reducing the upfront cost of the installation of an approved small-scale solar PV system up to 30kW.    

To support the economic recovery of Victorian small businesses and the broader solar sector, 15,000 solar PV rebates will be available over the next three years. 

Am I eligible?

All entity types, including charities and not-for-profit organizations, are eligible for the Solar for Business rebates providing they meet the following eligibility criteria:   

  • Be the owner of a business that employs at least one person, not including the business owner, and less than 20 people 

  • Operate from premises that are non-residential. 

  • Operate from premises that are individually metered  

  • Have not previously received a Solar for Business rebate  

  • Have your system installed by a Solar Victoria approved solar retailer as detailed on Solar Victoria’s website   

  • Install a solar system with a PV capacity size up to 30kW, and detailed on the Solar Victoria approved product list.    

Businesses who own their premises and those who rent can apply for the Solar for Business rebate. A rental provider/landlord of the business premises cannot apply for the rebate on a business’s behalf. 

More Information

Rebates cover up to 50 per cent of the cost of a rooftop solar system with small businesses eligible for a maximum rebate of $3,500 to reduce the upfront cost of installing solar on their business premises. 

Battery Rebate

Battery Rebate

Solar Victoria is supporting eligible Victorian households to install a solar battery, by providing a point of sale discount up to a maximum of $3,500. 

Solar battery rebates are available in every Victorian postcode. 

Applicants can arrange to have their solar PV panels and battery installed at the same time. However, applicants can only apply for one Solar Victoria rebate.

Interest-free loans are not available under the solar battery rebate.

Am I eligible?

Victorians eligible to receive a battery rebate if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • the property already has solar PV panels with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW or is arranging to have one installed in conjunction with the solar battery installation

  • pre-approval is obtained from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP) to safely connect a battery to the grid

  • the energy storage solution is listed on Solar Victoria’s Approved Battery List and the property does not have an existing energy storage system

  • they are the owner-occupier of the property where the system is to be installed

  • the combined household taxable income of all owners is less than $180,000 a year (based on your Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)

  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million based on the current council rates notice

  • they have not already received a rebate as an owner-occupier under the Solar Homes Program

  • the property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program

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