Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio said changes made by the government mean consumers no longer have to wait until they have solar panels installed before being able to access the rebate for batteries. Previously home or business owners had to wait until solar PV was installed to be able to access the rebate.
More than 4,000 Victorians have already accessed the battery rebate. With summer fast approaching, there has never been a better time for solar households to take further control of their energy bills with added battery storage.
On top of the savings coming from having rooftop solar panels, installing a battery can help a typical household save hundreds of dollars a year.
Households can use solar-generated electricity to reduce their bills, charge their battery at times of the day when grid electricity is cheaper, or install a system designed to provide backup during a power outage.
The Victorian Government’s $1.3 billion Solar Homes Program is delivering a clean energy revolution across Victoria’s suburbs and regions, helping thousands of families take control of their energy bills.
Over ten years, the program will install solar panels, solar hot water systems or batteries on 770,000 homes across the state.
Victorian households can take advantage of rebates for either a battery or solar system.
Reviewed 27 October 2022