The Solar Homes program is a 10-year, $1.3 billion commitment to help Victorians take control of their energy costs with the installation of solar PV, solar hot water systems and solar batteries on their homes.
Solar Victoria will be working closely with consumers and industry throughout the life of the program. The establishment of the Solar Victoria Industry and Consumer Reference Group (ICRG) is a major step towards ensuring in-depth consultation with major stakeholders.
The ICRG will provide advice to Solar Victoria and the Victorian Government on the effective delivery of the Solar Homes Program – making sure it delivers on its goals and supports the sustainable development of the solar industry in Victoria.
Former CEO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Ivor Frischknecht, has been appointed independent chair of the ICRG.
Members were selected to provide diversity from a range of small, medium and large businesses, different backgrounds and from metropolitan and regional areas. Key peak and representative bodies were also be invited to attend.
ICRG members will meet regularly to provide advice on:
- Safety and quality matters, and associated standards
- Consumer protections and customer experiences
- Technology requirements
- Future grid requirements
- Skills and workforce development
- Product stewardship
Reviewed 05 December 2019