Rebate will halve price of solar panels
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