The Solar Homes program will provide $40 million to support 10,000 households to install a solar home battery system.
Households will have access to a 50 per cent rebate for a solar home battery system up to a maximum rebate value of $4,839 in 2019-20, which is expected to be the price of a typical 11 kWh solar home battery system.
The solar battery system is expected to save a typical Victorian household up to $650 a year on their electricity bills, in addition to savings they are already making with solar panels.
Victorians with a household income of up to $180,000 who live in their own home valued at up to $3 million are eligible for these rebates.
Homeowners will only be eligible for one rebate across the Solar Homes program. These rebates will be applicable to batteries installed after July 2019, and households will need to confirm their eligibility before installing a battery.
Solar Victoria is responsible for delivering the Solar Homes package and will provide further details on the batteries program, including eligibility, in the coming months.
If you would like more information about the Solar Homes program, register for updates or call 1300 363 744.