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Solar Batteries to charge more Victorian postcodes

More Victorians will be storing cheaper, cleaner energy from their rooftop, with Solar Victoria expanding its Solar Homes battery rebates to 104 postcodes.

31/10/19 23.50pm
Mother and daughter with a battery

More Victorians will be storing cheaper, cleaner energy from their rooftop, with Solar Victoria expanding its Solar Homes battery rebates to 104 postcodes.

Solar Victoria CEO Stan Krpan today announced residents of 80 additional postcodes with high rates of population growth and rooftop solar penetration could now apply for a Solar Victoria battery rebate from 1 November.

The expansion will unlock battery rebates to Victorians living in a total of 59 regional and 45 Melbourne postcodes. In Melbourne, new areas open to the solar battery program include the western and northern suburbs, the outer-east and the south-eastern growth corridor.

Regional areas to become eligible include postcodes near Ballarat and Bendigo, the Bellarine Peninsula, around Paynesville in East Gippsland, much of West and South Gippsland and Wodonga in the north-east.

In this round, 400 rebates worth up to $4,838 are available, with a further 400 available in March 2020.

The expanded eligibility will help Victorian households with rooftop solar panels that have not already claimed a Solar Homes rebate. The battery rebate is part of the Victorian Government’s 10-year Solar Homes program, which has already delivered more than 45,000 rooftop solar panel systems to homes across Victoria.

Over the life of the Solar Homes program, 10,000 solar storage batteries will be installed.

Householders seeking to apply for a rebate must obtain approval for a battery from their distribution network service provider before installation, have an existing solar PV system larger than 5kW, and meet other eligibility criteria.

The expansion of the battery program has been determined in consultation with network providers, as part of the government’s efforts to modernise Victoria’s electricity grid.

Full details of program requirements can be found at solar.vic.gov.au/solar-battery-rebate.

Quotes attributable to Solar Victoria CEO Stan Krpan

“This battery expansion will mean more Victorians can access a generous rebate and be part of our transition to a low-carbon future.”

“Many households in regional Victoria will be able to participate in the battery program for the first time and there are now more opportunities for our solar businesses.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio

“Solar batteries help households get the most out of their solar systems, reducing their reliance on the grid and making their energy bills even smaller.”

Postcodes eligible to take part in the Solar Homes battery program:

Eligible Postcodes
3023 3024 3027 3029
3030 3038 3048 3059
3063 3064 3106 3116
3140 3173 3179 3180
3211 3212 3216 3217
3218 3222 3223 3224
3225 3226 3227 3228
3321 3328 3329 3330
3331 3332 3333 3335
3337 3338 3340 3351
3352 3377 3427 3428
3429 3430 3431 3432
3433 3434 3435 3437
3438 3442 3467 3515
3551 3556 3658 3690
3750 3752 3753 3754
3755 3756 3757 3758
3762 3764 3807 3809
3810 3812 3813 3814
3815 3816 3818 3820
3821 3822 3878 3880
3922 3923 3925 3936
3939 3941 3942 3943
3944 3975 3977 3978
3979 3981 3984 3990
3991 3992 3995 3996

Reviewed 06 November 2019

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