Do you qualify for solar panel rebates?September 23 2018
Victorian Government’s announcement of the Solar Homes Rebate reopening July 1st 2019.
At City to Surf Solar, we’re excited about this, it’s put solar power in the public spotlight and it’s sparked a real buzz across the state.
We think solar panel systems and rebates are great news for families wanting to switch to the sun and save on their energy bills.
The government scheme makes solar panels even more affordable than before. It provides a 50 per cent rebate on solar panels installed for about 24,000 households who meet the eligibility criteria. Those lucky households will only have to cover half the cost of a solar PV system (average 4kW system), saving them about $2225.
City to Surf Solar is an approved company for the Victorian Solar Homes program. We are also an approved Clean Energy Council solar retailer. It’s worth noting that under the program’s eligibility criteria, the rebate recipient must use a CEC accredited installer. And that’s us.
Solar Victoria provides a range of information on the solar panel rebates for local people and those across the state. Eligibility criteria includes –
- Households must have less than $180,000 in combined annual income before tax;
- Being the owner/occupier of the home, which must be valued at under $3 million.
- You choose a system and installer that have CEC-approval;
- Not having an existing solar panel system.
It’s worth noting, however, that if you’ve had an eligible system installed on or after August 19 2018 you might still be able to access the rebate. But your installer will have to produce a statement showing they haven’t attracted a WorkSafe infringement notice in the past three years.
We all know that solar panels can save you money and shrink your energy bills. The government puts the potential savings from using solar panels at almost $900 for a typical household in Victoria.
At City to Surf Solar, we can organise the entire solar panel process for you, right from design and supply to installation and even maintenance. The first step on the path to harnessing the sun is to give our friendly team a ring. We can lead you through the process, making sure you are fully informed from start to finish.