Free solar PV for low income households

Program name: 
Solar for Low Income Households Trial


The Solar for Low Income Households Trial assists eligible low income New South Wales households with the installation of a free 3 kilowatt solar PV system. Please note, this a trial and only available for up to 3000 households.  


  • reduce energy bills
  • reduce environmental impact

Key eligibility

To be eligible for assistance, you must:

  • be currently getting the Low Income Household Rebate
  • agree not to get the rebate for ten years
  • hold a valid Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card
  • own your house
  • not already have a solar PV system
  • not live in a retirement village or strata building
  • live in one of the following regions:
    • Central Coast
    • North Coast
    • Sydney – South
    • Illawarra​​​​​​​
    • Shoalhaven​​​​​​​
    • South Coast

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at:

NSW Government website