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Solar battery rebate

Solar battery rebates remaining until 29 February:

Introduction

We are now piloting a battery rebate scheme to help identify demand and battery usage in Victoria.

In 2019-20 there will be 1,000 rebates of up to $4,838 for a solar battery system. 

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

The battery program targets designated postcodes with high PV penetration and population growth. For an area to be considered a designated postcode it must:

  • be a high growth suburb
  • have high PV penetration

Based on these criteria, the following postcodes are 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

This list may change and other postcodes may become eligible over time

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • the property is within a designated postcode and 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 safety 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
  • 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
  • owner/s agree to receive a free safety inspection and/or audit under the Solar Victoria Audit Program, if selected.

Getting Started

Please note: Applicants must be aware that the retailer is obliged to obtain a battery pre-approval from your Distribution Network Service Provider  before they can upload a quote and complete the Provider Statement on the Solar Victoria Portal and this may take some time.

Before you sign a contract for the installation of a solar battery, you should be sure that you understand the rebate process and eligibility criteria.

Once you are confident you understand the process, you can seek a quote/s from an authorised solar retailer for your solar battery installation. Obtaining a quote is the first step in kicking off the eligibility process and is key to confirming your eligibility via the new Solar Victoria Portal.

If you are confirmed as eligible, Solar Victoria will provide you a unique eligibility code that must be scanned by your installer in order to proceed with your installation.

Solar Victoria do not recommend signing a quote acceptance or paying a deposit prior to receiving your rebate eligibility confirmation. As a minimum you should confirm with your retailer that any deposit is fully refundable.

  • Checking that your property and financial circumstances fit the eligibility criteria
  • Making sure you understand which solar professionals and products are authorised to participate
  • Making sure that your property is in a postcode defined as eligible for the solar battery rebate

Customers should not pay a deposit unless eligibility has been confirmed and a contract has been signed.

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Authorised products and professionals

Solar Victoria requires stringent quality and safety standards to be met so that solar customers applying for a rebate receive a high-quality product, installed safely by a qualified professional. For customers to receive a rebate, it is necessary to use only authorised retailers, installers and solar products. We maintain a regularly updated list of authorised providers, who are required to only use products on Solar Victoria's 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.

Obtaining a quote and applying for eligibility

If you have researched the listed options and identified an approved solar provider you want to use, contact them to obtain a quote. You can then use this quote to apply for eligibility. Once you have successfully completed your application via the Portal and have been issued an eligibility number and QR code from Solar Victoria, you must supply it to the installer so that they can scan it before they begin the installation process.

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Reviewed 01 November 2019

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