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Solar battery rebate

Solar battery rebates are available in every Victorian postcode. Solar battery rebates will remain at their current value of up to $4,174 until all rebates in 2020–21 have been fully allocated. They will then reduce to $3,500.

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

Solar battery rebates remaining in this release:

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Introduction

The Solar Homes Program is supporting eligible Victorian households to install a solar battery, by providing a point of sale discount up to a maximum of $4,174, until rebates are fully allocated before reducing to $3,500. 

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

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.

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
  • 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

To find out how to apply for a solar battery rebate, click on the button below.

How to apply

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Reviewed 30 June 2021

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