With Solar Victoria’s release of the second phase of the Solar Homes Package, there will be a new eligibility process to streamline your experience to claim your rebate. Here’s a handy guide to help you through the application process.
What rebates are available?
- Solar Panel (PV) Rebate
Homeowners and rental properties will be able to apply for a maximum discount of $2,225 through the online portal for a point of sale discount.
- Solar Panel (PV) Rebate with interest-free loan
To help with the upfront cost involved with purchasing a solar PV system, equivalent to the value of your rebate, eligible homeowners can apply to pay off the upfront cost of the solar system through an interest-free loan over 4-years.
- Solar for Rental Properties Program
Rental properties will also be able to take advantage of the solar panel rebate through two streams. Stream 1 allows the landlord to pay the remaining balance after the point of sale discount. Stream 2 allows both the tenant and landlord to pay the outstanding balance.
- Solar battery rebate
Offering eligible Victorian households, a half price discount of up to $4,838 off a solar battery to compliment an existing PV system.
How to apply
1. Input your quote details
Select your Solar Installer by typing in the name in the field, enter your personal quote reference number and your quote amount. Your quote amount will include all STC point-of-sale amounts and applicable rebates before taken off your total price.
2. Find your quote
Once you have entered your personal quote reference, the portal will locate your quote details. Select which product you are applying for; whether it is for solar panels or battery storage and confirm your property address.
3. Applicant details
Select your dwelling ownership type, whether you are a homeowner or landlord.
4. Upload your most recent council rates notice
This is used to verify the homeowner listed is applying for the rebate and the property value is less than $3 million.
5. Quote verification
Once all your details and rates notice complies, you will be verified to apply for the rebate.
6. Homeowner details
Input the details of the homeowner/s listed on the rates notice. This will be used to verify that your income is within the threshold eligible to participate in the Solar Homes Package. Upload a recent Notice of Assessment received from the Australian Taxation Office to prove this information is correct.
7. Rebate and loan details
Now that all the system and your homeowner details are submitted, you will be advised of your rebate amount, loan amount and terms involved.
8. Loan details
If you have selected that you are applying for a loan, the terms of the loan agreement will be listed and complete the customer declaration understanding the agreement.
9. Bank details
As the loans will be repaid through a Direct Debit Request, input your banking details of where the repayment will be withdrawn from.
10. Confirm your identity online
To verify that you are the homeowner submitting this application, choose from the list of approved documents to upload and submit these and confirm your identity.
11. SMS Confirmation
To verify that your mobile is compatible for download the software required for your installation, enter your mobile number.
12. Review your details
Read the details entered for your application, and if they are true and correct, continue by clicking ‘Next’.
13. Consent and declaration
If you have issues through this process, we invite you to contact Solar Victoria through the online webchat with Vicky from 8am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday.