Rebates and assistance


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 greenhouse gas emissions

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