Rebates and assistance

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Solar battery rebate

Program name
Solar Homes Program

Overview

The Solar Homes Program is supporting eligible Victorian households to install a solar battery, by providing a point of sale discount up to a maximum of $4,174. The battery program targets designated postcodes with high solar PV penetration and population growth.

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

Benefits

  • reduce electricity bills

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Key eligibility

To be eligible for this rebate, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • the property is within a designated postcode and already has solar PV panels with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW
  • 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
  • you 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
  • the property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program
  • the owner/s agrees to receive information from their Distribution Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials to maximise the value households get from them
  • owner/s agree to receive a free safety inspection and/or audit under the Solar Victoria Audit Program, if selected

Other conditions may apply. 

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at:

Government of Victoria website

List of eligible postcodes (PDF 45KB)

Email enquiries@solar.vic.gov.au 

Call 1300 376 393