Victorian Solar Rebate Guide:

We know it’s a cliché, but there’s never been a better time to live in Victoria. The Victorian government has instituted a raft of rebates and refunds for households looking to green up their act and generate their own energy with solar power. Getting off the grid is easier than it’s ever been in Victoria, but it can be difficult to know where to start and how to get things off the ground.

Check out our Solar Rebate Guide below to learn what’s on offer, whether you’re eligible, and how to get the process started.

The Solar Panel Rebate:

The Victorian Solar Panel Rebate is valid through to the end of the current financial year, June 30 th, 2019, and offers a 50% discount on your household’s first solar power system. The rebate is capped at $2,225 – meaning any system worth over $4,500 will receive a rebate of $2,225 and any system worth under $4,500 will receive a 50% rebate. The rebate is capped at 24,000 homes.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SOLARPANEL REBATE, CLICK HERE.

 Why Solar?

A solar PV system is the perfect way to enter the exciting world of household renewable energy. Installing a solar system is a great way to get your home off the grid and slash your utility bills. Producing your own energy is a rewarding experience, and no, your system won’t stop working when the clouds roll in. Solar powering your home is a great way to personally contribute to Australia’s efforts to divest from harmful fossil fuels, and your investment in our country’s future is paid back to you by seeing that figure in the corner of your electricity bill shrink smaller and smaller.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHY SOLAR POWER COULD BETHE RIGHT OPTION FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS, CLICK HERE.

The Solar Hot Water Rebate:

The Victorian Solar Hot Water Rebate is worth $1,000 and is available to the first 6,000 homes to install a solar hot water system. A solar hot water system is a great option for homes that already have a solar PV system and are looking to become more energy independent, or for homes where installing a solar system isn’t possible. Even better – if you installed a solar hot water system after August 19, 2018 and weren’t aware of the rebate; you’re still eligible to claim!

Am I Eligible?

Households will only be eligible for one rebate under the Solar Homes package (i.e. a household that accesses a Solar Hot Water rebate cannot claim a Solar PV rebate).

To be eligible for a rebate, you must be able to answer ‘Yes’ to the following:

  • Do you have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per annum? (based on the 2016/17 or 2017/18 tax assessment notices for the home owners or alternative proof of income for the 2016-17 or 2017-18 financial year. For example, proof of pension received)
  • Are you the owner-occupier of the home?
  • Is the home valued at under $3 million?
  • Are you replacing an existing hot water system, including an existing solar hot water system?
  • Was your solar hot water system installed on or after the 19th of August?

G-Store is an authorised installer:

When selecting a solar provider, you must ensure they will:

  • Install a Clean Energy Council (CEC) Approved Product
  • Use a CEC Accredited Installer
  • Provide you with a completed copy of the Solar Provider Statement certifying that they:
  • Hold an unrestricted Class A Electrical Licence, registered with Energy Safe Victoria
  • Have had no prosecutions registered with WorkSafe Victoria in the past three years (or with an equivalent authority in another Australian jurisdiction).

When selecting a solar hot water provider, you must ensure they:

  • Install a product from the Clean Energy Regulator’s Register of approved solar hot water heaters
  • Can provide a statement that they have had no prosecutions registered with WorkSafe Victoria in the past three years (or with an equivalent authority in another Australian jurisdiction).

As a member of the Clean Energy Council and the Smart Energy Council, G-Store is a verified solar power and solar hot water installer. Along with meeting all the requirements set out by the state government to install your rebate-eligible system, our admin team is available to help you claim your rebate.

If you’d like to know more, or you’re ready to start the conversation, ring G-Store on 1300 302 315 or email [email protected]

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the solar panel rebate, you must be able to answer ‘Yes’ to the following*:

  • Do you have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per annum? (based on the 2016/17 or 2017/18 tax assessment notices for the home owners or alternative proof of income for the 2016-17 or 2017-18 financial year. For example, proof of pension received)
  • Are you the owner-occupier of the property? (as listed on the Council Rates Notice from the last 12 months)
  • Is the property valued at under $3 million? (based on the Capital Improved Value listed on the Council Rates Notice from the last 12 months)
  • I don’t have solar PV on my property OR I am replacing my solar PV system that was installed before 1 November 2009**.

*INFORMATION SOURCED FROM SOLAR VICTORIA.

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