Rebates and assistance

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Solar PV panel assistance for landlords and renters

Overview

The Solar Homes Program solar PV rebate assists eligible Victorian landlords and renters to install solar PV panels. 

A rebate of up to $1,850 for eligible landlords to reduce the cost of installing a solar panel system on a maximum of 2 rental properties each financial year, subject to a Solar Homes Landlord-Tenant Agreement being signed.

Landlords can further reduce their upfront cost even further by applying for an interest-free loan to match the rebate amount.

Only one application is available per address. However, landlords can apply for up to 2 rental properties in a financial year provided all of the eligibility criteria are met.

Benefits

  • reduce electricity bills

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Key eligibility

Rebate eligibility

Victorian landlords are eligible to receive a rebate for their rental property if:

  • their renters have a combined household income of under $180,000 per year (based on any of the last 2 year’s taxable income)
  • the property is valued at under $3 million and does not already have solar PV panels installed
  • there has been no prior participation in the Solar Homes program for that address
  • a Solar Homes Landlord-Tenant Agreement is signed by the landlord and all renters
  • the property is currently tenanted with a rental agreement in place

Loan eligibility

  • to be eligible for an interest-free loan, you'll need to provide a satisfactory credit report that is less than 12 months old

Please be aware that a credit report can take up to 10 days to be supplied to you.

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at:

Government of Victoria website

Email enquiries@solar.vic.gov.au 

Call 1300 376 393