April 3, 2020


If you’re curious about Solar Power and have questions, the City to Surf Solar+ team is here to help. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. ARE THERE ANY GOVERNMENT REBATES STILL AVAILABLE FOR SOLAR POWER? The current STC scheme is not a rebate as such, but it will provide you with an upfront discount on your solar power system. STCs are a Federal Government scheme. The State… Read More
March 24, 2020


There are few comforts at home that beat a steaming bath and flowing hot water. Traditional hot water systems are the largest single generator of greenhouse gas emissions and with rising energy costs this luxury comes at a direct cost to you. Installing a solar (or heat pump) hot water heating system in your home can save you $140-$400 a year on electricity bills. These systems provide many benefits from… Read More
March 20, 2020


If you’re interested in installing Solar Batteries, Solar Hot Water or solar panels on a rental property. Solar Victoria have rebates available to eligible household owners and landlords. The Solar hot water rebate can provide a rebate of up to $1,000 to install or replace a solar (or heat pump) hot water system. This is a great option for households to save $140-$400 every year on their electricity bills. If… Read More
March 18, 2020

Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off

Australian installers considering a solar project of up to 100kW can now take advantage of the government's higher instant asset write-off threshold (IAWO). The instant asset write-off threshold has been increased from $30,000 to $150,000 and expanded access to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million. This applies from 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2020, for new or second-hand assets first used or installed ready for use… Read More
February 20, 2020

The Benefits of Solar

Solar power is a green renewable energy source that is getting cheaper and more cost effective to install. As non-renewable energy sources slowly rise in price and are held hostage to the rate fossil fuels and oils can be discovered and drilled. Solar power will remain an independent investment that’ll continue to reduce your energy bills and lower your carbon footprint. In a report from 2015 by Lawrence Berkeley National… Read More
February 13, 2020


Typically, Solar PV systems will take 3 to 5 years to pay off but adding solar batteries extends this period depending on the battery. To calculate how long they’ll take to pay themselves off you’ll need to consider the gross cost of the solar system, the value of up-front financial incentives such as Solar Rebates, your average monthly electricity usage and the estimated electricity generation your system is expected to… Read More
August 13, 2019

5 things to consider when choosing a solar power system for your home

More Aussie homeowners are looking for ways to save on their energy bills, and installing a solar power system is an efficient and environmentally friendly way to achieve that. Here are five things to consider when choosing a solar power system for your home: 1. The power needs of your home You can determine how much electricity you consume in your home through a quick study of your energy bills.… Read More
June 26, 2019

The solar installer for Geelong homes & businesses providing quality & affordability

As a Clean Energy Council approved solar retailer, City to Surf Solar are certified expert solar energy system installers for Geelong homes and businesses, with a 5 year warranty on all of our solar installations. Whilst we can install a range of systems from small two panel residential systems to large commercial ones, we can also provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision on solar… Read More
May 29, 2019

Why high-quality solar inverters are important for solar homes

For solar homes in solar inverters are a key part of turning sunshine into sustainable, useable power. Without them, the system doesn't work and the opportunity to take advantage of free power from the sun fades away. With the work this small crucial element in your solar power system performs, it's well worth making a sensible investment in a high-quality inverter that will perform at an optimum level for years.… Read More
April 30, 2019

Solar battery storage subsidy set to save solar homes more money

Energy costs have climbed steadily for households in the region over recent years, making the switch to solar an easy choice for many. And with the Andrews Government recently announcing a solar battery storage subsidy, solar is looking pretty hot right now. The $40 million solar battery initiative is part of the government's Solar Homes program, which is being delivered by Solar Victoria. The program kicks off from July 1,… Read More