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.

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.

Other conditions may apply.

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. If you don't have a credit report it can be done for free through the Moneysmart website. 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 the Victorian Government website.

To fnd out more you can also call 1300 376 393 or email enquiries@solar.vic.gov.au