Re­bate will halve price of so­lar pan­els

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

RES­I­DENTS look­ing to make the most of Rochester’s sun­shine can claim back half the cost of their so­lar panel in­stal­la­tion.

The Vic­to­rian gov­ern­ment is of­fer­ing house­holds with a joint in­come of less than $180,000 per year to claim back up to $2225 on so­lar power in­stal­la­tion un­til June 30, 2019.

The re­bates are only avail­able to owne­roc­cu­piers with homes val­ued at less than $3 mil­lion.

So­lar Vic­to­ria es­ti­mates the av­er­age house­hold would save up to $890 per year on their en­ergy bills with a 4kw sys­tem.

Those re­ceiv­ing a re­bate can ex­pect to re­pay the cost of the so­lar pan­els through sav­ings in about five years.

“The So­lar Homes Pro­gram will help 720,000 house­holds cut their en­ergy bills with ei­ther so­lar pan­els, so­lar hot wa­ter sys­tems or so­lar bat­ter­ies,” Min­is­ter for En­ergy, En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change Lily D’Am­bro­sio said.

Con­fir­ma­tion of el­i­gi­bil­ity for a re­bate can only be pro­vided by So­lar Vic­to­ria.

Res­i­dents should en­sure they have checked their el­i­gi­bil­ity for the pro­gram, and that of their pro­posed in­staller, be­fore sign­ing a con­tract.

Re­bates are only avail­able for qual­ity ap­proved prod­ucts, in­stalled by ac­cred­ited in­stall­ers, and all in­ter­ested res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to check the So­lar Vic­to­ria web­site if they are con­tacted about so­lar deals they don’t trust.

So­lar Vic­to­ria was es­tab­lished by the Vic­to­rian gov­ern­ment to de­liver the So­lar Homes Pack­age.

Res­i­dents can ap­ply for el­i­gi­bil­ity, learn more about the re­bates or seek ac­cred­ited so­lar in­stall­ers through So­lar Vic­to­ria, by vis­it­ing so­lar.vic.gov.au

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