State government rebates for solar panels and battery storage are guaranteed at current values until 30 June 2021. From 1 July they will change, and based on past years, the change is likely to be downwards (but of course, you never know!).
We are lucky in Victoria to have a generous rebate program for solar and batteries, as this is not the case in all states.
What they are worth
The Victorian Government rebates – administered by Solar Victoria through the Solar Homes program – are worth applying for if you are interested in solar panels or a battery for your home. Currently they are worth:
- Solar panels – up to $1,850 (owner-occupied properties and rental)
- Solar panels interest-free loan – up to $1,850 (as above)
- Battery storage – up to $4,174
You can only apply for one rebate from the Solar Homes program – i.e. for panels or a battery, not both.
Solar Victoria will honour the rebate application of anyone who has submitted a completed application via their portal by 30 June, providing there are sufficient rebates and they meet the eligibility criteria. As of 28 May, the remaining allocation of rebates through to 30 June is around 7,600 for solar panels and 2,400 for batteries.
Before you can submit an application, you need a quote from an authorised solar retailer listed on the Solar Homes website.
High demand expected
We expect that demand for rebates will be high in June. Therefore, we encourage anyone considering applying for a rebate to request a quote as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact MASH on 1300 466 274 or complete the obligation-free request a quote form at mash.org.au.
To check eligibility criteria, visit solar.vic.gov.au