Save money and reduce energy costs with rebates on your solar installation.

If you find yourself here after searching for solar rebates in Victoria, then you have reached the right spot. Ultima Energy provides all types of solar installation services. Here we are going to explore everything regarding the solar rebate that you are going to get if you opt to get solar energy.

The Victorian government has been offering some attractive rebates to eligible residents and small business owners in order to encourage them to use green energy.

Solar Rebate for Existing and New homes under construction

The Victoria government provides solar rebates of up to $1400 for solar system installation in existing and new homes that are under construction. The solar rebates will be released each month as per the scheduled rebate release dates.

To further alleviate the burden of solar installation costs on homeowners, the Victorian government made interest-free loans equal to their rebate amount available to all eligible Victorians. The interest-free loans should be repaid over four years, but they can be paid off sooner in one lump sum.

Eligibility criteria:

If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible to get solar rebates in Victoria for your home.

  • You should be the owner of an existing home or of a new one that is under construction.
  • You should have an overall household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year. Your recent or last year’s Australian tax office notice of assessment will be considered.
  • You haven’t already received a solar rebate under the Solar Homes Program
  • Your existing home or the new one that is under construction should be valued at under $3 million
  • The Solar Homes Program has never used this property address before.
  • Don’t already have a solar system on your home’s roof

Solar Rebate for Rental Properties

The Victorian government has a rental program that allows eligible rental providers to receive up to $1,400 in solar rebates for solar installation on their property. These rebates assist you in lowering the initial cost of installing a solar system on your property while also increasing the overall value of your property.

The Victorian government is making solar panels more accessible to renters by offering an interest-free loan. Eligible rental providers can now apply for an interest-free loan of up to $1,400 to reduce the upfront cost of solar system installation.

Solar Battery Rebate

The Victorian government is assisting qualified Victorian homes with obtaining a solar battery by providing a point of sale discount of up to $2,950.

Important points to consider :
  • Solar batteries installed on your home’s roof can save you up to $640 per year.
  • Applicants for battery rebates are only permitted to get one solar victoria rebate.
  • Unlike other solar rebate schemes, applicants who choose solar battery rebates do not have access to interest-free loans.
Eligibility criteria:

If the Victorians meet the following criteria, then they are eligible to apply for a solar battery rebate.

  • Your home already has solar panels with a capacity of at least 5 kW.
  • They should be owner-occupants of the property where the system is to be placed.
  • The aggregate household taxable income of all owners (based on your Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment) is less than $180,000.
  • It is an existing property with current council rates and a value of less than $3 million.
  • They must first receive pre-approval from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP) in order to properly connect a battery to the grid.
  • The property does not have an existing energy storage system and the one getting installed is listed on the Solar Victoria’s approved Battery list
  • They have not received any solar rebates under the solar home program.
  • The home address has not previously participated in the Solar Homes Program.
  • They have agreed to receive information from the Distributed Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials in order to maximise the value households get from them
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Small business rebates

Running a small business is not a small thing. To keep the business running well, a lot of items, including rent, electricity, and others, need to be taken care of each month. Fortunately, Victorian solar rebates allow for significant monthly energy bill reductions while also benefiting the environment. The Victorian Government under the solar for business program, provides a rebate covering up to 50 percent of the cost of a rooftop solar system for a maximum rebate of $3,500 with the option of taking advantage of an interest-free loan up to $5000.

Eligibility criteria:

You would be eligible for solar rebates in Victoria for small businesses if you meet the following criteria.

  • You have a small business that employs at least one person other than the business owner and a maximum of 50 full time equivalent employees.
  • Your business operations are carried out from a location that is not a residence.
  • You operate from an individually metered premises
  • Have your system installed by a Solar victoria approved solar retailer like Ultima Energy
  • Install a solar power system with a maximum inverter capacity of 30 kW in accordance with the Solar Victoria approved product list.

CEC Approved Solar Retailer

The biggest advantage and reason to switch to solar power is the government rebates on solar installation. What if you can’t get rebates? You may lose the opportunity to save on the purchase and installation costs of a solar system. Also, to qualify for a solar rebate, you must work with a CEC-approved solar retailer. Because, in order to claim a solar victoria rebate only CEC-approved retailers are permitted to undertake solar installations under the Solar Homes Program. Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailers can be easily identified by the Approved Solar Retailer logo.

We are proud to announce that Ultima Energy is a CEC-approved solar retailer that has signed the Clean Energy Council Solar Retailer Code of Conduct.

Benefits of choosing CEC approved solar retailer:
  • You get your solar rebate without fail if you meet the eligibility criteria
  • CEC approved solar retailers maintain the best quality by installing only clean energy council solar products
  • All installations are only undertaken by Clean Energy Council accredited installers
  • CEC-approved solar retailers provide a five year whole of system warranty on solar systems in addition to the product warranty from the manufacturers
  • The fact that your project is in the hands of a CEC-approved solar retailer gives you a sense of satisfaction and peace of mind.

What is the solar rebate process?

We will guide you through the process of getting a solar rebate in Victoria. The process for getting solar rebates is as follows:

  • Right after you accept our quote, we submit it to the solar Victoria portal.
  • Soon, Solar Victoria will send an email inviting you to submit an application for your rebate.
  • You need to fill up the application and upload proof of your identity, yearly income, and property ownership.
  • You may have to wait for up to 5 business days for your requested application to be processed.
  • Once your application gets approved, you will receive an email from Solar Victoria confirming your eligibility and a QR code that needs to be scanned by our installer on the day of installation.
  • Upon receiving your availability, we will book your solar installation and get the stock delivered to you.
  • We install the solar system and you will receive a tax invoice for your installation payable on the day of installation.
  • Once all dues are clear and the solar system gets inspected, we submit the paperwork to Solar Victoria and they pay us the remaining rebate amount.

Ultima Energy Solar Rebate Melbourne

Ultima Energy has been assisting eligible customers with securing solar rebates. If you still have any questions regarding the solar rebate process, interest-free loan process, or queries about the eligibility requirements, you can contact us and speak with one of our solar experts. We would be pleased to help you and put your mind at ease if you have any doubts or need more information.

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