The Victorian Government will help Victorian households cut their electricity bills through the Solar Homes Package which will be delivered by the newly established Solar Victoria.
Eligible households can claim a rebate up to $2,225 on the cost of a solar panel (PV) system or a $1,000 rebate for the replacement of hot water systems with solar hot water.
Households will only be eligible for one rebate under the Solar Homes Package (i.e. a household that accesses a solar hot water rebate cannot claim a solar PV rebate). Rebates are available for systems installed from 19 August 2018.
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True Value Solar, Energy Matters/Flextronics leaving Australian market
Solar Victoria is aware that True Value Solar and Energy Matters / Flextronics intend to wind-down their Australian operations. Some applicants to the Solar Homes Package have appointed these companies as their solar retailer.
They each have obligations under the Australian Consumer Law (Vic) which includes honouring all existing contracts and workmanship.
If customers opt to choose a new preferred installer, they should contact Solar Victoria at email@example.com to provide a new Solar Provider Statement with the details of their new installer.
Your consumer rights
If you have problems with a solar system from True Value Solar, or any other company, see the Solar energy page on the Consumer Affairs Victoria website.
There is also information from Consumer Affairs Victoria about requesting a chargeback if:
- you pay for products or services with a credit card, or select 'credit' on a debit card, and:
- the products or services received are not as described
- you do not receive the products or services at all or within the agreed timeframe.
- the business you purchased products or services from stops operating and you did not get what you paid for.
Things you can do
If you have a problem with a product, service or unfulfilled contract from True Value Solar, try to resolve it directly with the company first. Putting your complaint in writing gives you records of your dealings with it.
If you are unable to contact the business, or you do not receive a satisfactory response within a reasonable time, you could lodge a complaint with Consumer Affairs Victoria, who may be able to assist.
You may also choose to take your complaint further by applying to a court or tribunal, such as the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), or seek your own independent legal advice.
We have received alerts that scammers have been targeting Victorian households.
Be alert to callers claiming to be from the Victorian Government or Solar Victoria requesting bank account details. We will never ask you to provide personal details such as banking information over the phone.
If you believe you are being contacted by a scammer or have been contacted by someone engaging in fraudulent of dishonest activities relating to solar rebates please report to ScamWatch and contact Solar Victoria on 1300 363 744. For more information on scams visit the Consumer Affairs website.