The Victorian Government has announced changes to its popular Solar Homes Program. The changes have come following their previous plan to release a set number of rebates at the start of every month. With rebates at the beginning of July and August all allocated within hours, the Government has made some improvements to the Homes Program following negative feedback from installers and residents. Here are the changes to the Solar Homes Program in Victoria.

They’re expanding the program

Extra rebates have been made available for current financial year, meaning that another 23,000 Victorian households will be able to benefit from the Solar Homes Program. They have also decided to begin releasing rebates fortnightly instead of monthly to provide more consistency for consumers and solar installers. With two separate rebates each month, it will now be quicker and easier for households to apply for the rebate and install solar in the lead-up to summer.

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Quotes attributable to Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio

“We’re strengthening this landmark program, which has already helped 35,000 households put a power station on their roof, saving them hundreds of dollars a year on their energy bills.

We’ve listened to Victorians and to the solar industry about how we can make Solar Homes even better. These measures will mean cheaper bills for more Victorians this year, and provide a shot in the arm for the industry.”

The Victorian Government has also adjusted the Homes Program to improve safety and quality within the industry with more audit staff, stronger fraud prevention and more communication between Solar Victoria and the industry.

The $1.3 billion Solar Homes Program will bring solar panels, hot water and batteries to 770,000 Victorian households over the next 10 years. With the improvement of the rebates, it’s a great opportunity to boost your homes energy supply and start to save on energy bills.

Call us today on 1300 28 29 30 or fill out the form below to get a quote and be ready to claim the rebate when it re-opens on Monday 2nd September.