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Taking Advantage of Solar Rebates in Victoria

If you live in Victoria and are thinking about investing in solar power then you can rest assured there has never been a better time to do so. In an effort to support sustainable energy the Australian Government has rolled out a series of rebates across the country to help subsidise the initial cost of having a solar system installed at your home. These rebates can vary from state to state and have a few requirements that need to be met so we thought it would be best to focus on Victoria and outline what is needed to get the savings you are entitled to.

The Victorian Government is providing a rebate of up to $1,888 for solar panel system installation for homeowners and rental properties. When this rebate is paired with an incredibly competitive emerging market it can lead to you paying a fraction of the price you normally would before the savings the solar system will provide you kicks in.

To further ease your access to solar power you can also apply for an interest free loan equivalent to your rebate amount. The loan can be paid back over four years or in one lump sum should you wish to do so. This loan means you can get the system you need instead of having to settle for a lesser setup.

The process to access your rebate is incredibly simple with most of the heavy lifting being handled by your installer. All you need to do is make sure you are eligible for the rebate and contact an authorised solar provider like Global Solar Solutions for a quote. We will then take your quote and upload it to the Solar Victoria Portal which will automatically start the process of your eligibility assessment.

Once you are cleared to receive the rebate we will then claim it on your behalf and deduct the amount from your system cost for you. Considering households in Victoria can save up to $890 per year on their electricity bills with solar power this means your system will pay for itself faster than ever when combined with these generous rebates and loans.

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Finding Out if You are Eligible for a Solar Rebate in Victoria

In order to be eligible for you to receive the rebate we have outlined here there are certain requirements that must be met. Luckily for everyone involved the criteria for acceptance is easy to understand:

  • you are the owner-occupier of the property
  • you have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year (based on last year’s Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million
  • You do not have an existing solar PV system (if you were an early adopter of solar prior to 1 November 2009 you are eligible to replace or expand your solar system with this rebate)

If you meet the requirements listed above then congratulations, your venture into solar is now cheaper than ever. The next step to claim your rebate is to find a solar retailer that is authorised by the Victorian Government to participate in the program.

Eligible Solar Rebate Victoria
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Global Solar Solutions is an Authorised Solar Retailer for the Victorian Solar Rebate

As mentioned previously the last step in going solar in Victoria is to find an authorised retailer. You will not be able to take advantage of the solar rebate without enlisting the help of a company listed on the Solar Victoria website. If you follow this link you can see we are in fact listed and are able to provide you not just with the best possible quote for solar in Victoria but also the opportunity to take advantage of the rebate.

We will take care of everything for you in regards to the rebate and installation. All you need to provide is proof of household income and a rates notice to show eligibility and the rest is with us. We have extensive experience in the installation of solar power systems across Victoria and are able to provide you with insights and unique knowledge that will give you the best possible setup for your home.

For more information regarding the rebates and solar in Victoria you can visit the Solar Victoria website to download the Solar Panel Rebate Fact Sheet and the Solar Homes Fact Sheet available in PDF format.

If you would like to take advantage of the Victorian Solar Rebate and start saving money with environmentally sustainable energy then get in touch with Global Solar Solutions on 1800 255 474 to talk with one of our expert consultants who can tailor a solar package to meet your needs.