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From 1 July 2019 onwards, the Victorian government is providing interest free loans for solar power in addition the $2,225 solar power rebate. Allowing homeowners to get solar power at little to no up-front cost. In this article we look at what exactly is being offered and what you need to know. What’s being offered At nearly $2,000 per year for many households, electricity is a big fixed cost. And that bill seemingly goes up…

When the Victorian government announced the solar rebate program in 2018, demand was much higher than expected. The original 24,000 available rebates were quickly exhausted, as were the 8,000 extra rebates made available after that. The overwhelming demand resulted in long application processing delays, dodgy retailers taking advantage of desperate customers and unsafe working conditions for installers under pressure to meet deadlines. As a result of this, the Victorian government has announced additional restrictions on…

With all the talk about solar power incentives for homeowners, many renters feel left out. From 1 July 2019 onward that will change as the Victorian government is making the $2,225 rebate available for rental properties, allowing renters to also benefit from lower energy bills. In this article we explain everything you need to know. What’s the government offering The incentive on offer for landlords and renters is the same $2,225 rebate as being offered…

From 1st July, 2019 the Victorian government is offering a rebate for solar power battery storage solutions of up to $4,839. Like the solar PV rebate, this rebate comes with strict requirements for both the customers and the retailers. In this article we list everything you need to know. What is the Victorian government offering exactly The Victorian government will provide $40 million to support 10,000 households to install a solar home battery system through…

Update 1 July 2019: This is an older article. The solar power rebate is now back and you can read everything you need to know in this article. At the end of 2018 the Victorian government announced the solar power rebate. The government said that they would pay for 50% of new solar power installations up to $2,225 for the first 24,000 eligible households to apply. And Victorians did. In droves. Fast forward to the…

The solar power rebate got everyone excited when it was first announced back in November 2018, and an overwhelming number of people installed solar because of it. Now, months later, many of the same people are still waiting for their rebate to come in. So what’s taking so long? Update 1 July 2019: The rebate is now back with updated details to prevent delays, like those mentioned below, from happening again. You can read more…

From July 2019 onwards, the $2,225 solar power rebate will be joined by a $4,838 solar power battery rebate. Dive into the terms and conditions however and you’ll see that it’s either-or, and you can’t combine them. That begs the question; Which one should you choose? When the Victorian government announced their plans for a battery rebate, there was a lot of excitement. A lot of people had been waiting for a battery rebate to…

While prices of solar power batteries have fallen significantly over the past years, their price tags remain hefty. Let’s take a look at how the government is pitching in. There’s been a lot of talk about solar power batteries, but the reality is that battery powered homes are still far and few between. This article goes into detail about how battery technology has advanced over the last couple of years and it also mentions the…