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Solar battery rebate

Solar battery rebates of up to $2,950 are available.

Family holding solar battery and yellow cardboard sun
Family holding solar battery and yellow cardboard sun

Solar battery rebates remaining in this release:

Introduction

Solar Victoria is supporting eligible Victorian households to install a solar battery by providing a point-of-sale discount up to a maximum of $2,950 for eligible customers. An additional 1,700 rebates are now available.

Solar battery rebates are available in every Victorian postcode. See scheduled rebate release dates.

Applicants can arrange to have their solar PV panels and battery installed at the same time. However, battery rebate applicants can only receive one Solar Victoria rebate.

Interest-free loans are not available under the solar battery rebate.

Applicants must understand the Solar Homes Program eligibility criteria and then contact an authorised solar provider for a quote. To be eligible for a rebate, products must be on this approved products list.

To qualify for inclusion on these lists, providers and products are required to meet standards set by the Clean Energy Council, Energy Safe Victoria and other relevant authorities.

Your solar retailer will claim the rebate on your behalf and the rebate amount will be deducted from the cost of your overall system and installation. You are responsible for paying any outstanding balance directly to your solar retailer once installed.

Installing a battery can help a typical household save up to $640 a year.

Virtual Power Plant pilot program

If you are looking to install a solar battery or solar PV panels and a battery at the same time, you might be interested in the Solar Victoria Virtual Power Plant (VPP) pilot program. A virtual power plant connects households with solar batteries in an energy sharing network, offering added incentives for participation.

In the VPP pilot, solar battery rebates are available at the higher value of $4,174 to customers who choose to join an approved VPP provider.

Read more about the VPP pilot here

Am I eligible?

Victorians eligible to receive a battery rebate if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • the property already has solar PV panels with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW or is arranging to have one installed in conjunction with the solar battery installation
  • pre-approval is obtained from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP) to safely connect a battery to the grid
  • the energy storage solution is listed on Solar Victoria’s Approved Battery List and the property does not have an existing energy storage system
  • they are the owner-occupier of the property where the system is to be installed
  • the combined household taxable income of all owners is less than $180,000 a year (based on your Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million based on the current council rates notice
  • they have not already received a rebate as an owner-occupier under the Solar Homes Program
  • the property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program
  • the owner/s agrees to receive information from their Distribution Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials to maximise the value households get from them.

How to apply for a solar battery rebate

Learn everything you need to know about the Solar battery rebate application process.

How to apply

Reviewed 01 July 2022

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