Benefits of claiming both rebates
Installing both solar panels on your roof and an energy efficient water heating system can cut your power bills by more than $1,400 every year!
Under the Solar Homes Program, you can save up to $2,400 on the upfront cost of installing a rooftop solar panel system and an energy efficient hot water system. If you are eligible, you could claim both a solar panel (PV) rebate valued at up to $1,400 and a hot water rebate valued at up to $1,000. You can also apply for an interest-free loan up to $1,400, with a solar panel (PV) rebate which means you could reduce the upfront cost of both installations by a total of $3,800.
Reduce your bills
By installing solar panels on your roof and upgrading to a more energy efficient hot water system, you could save more than $1,400 on your energy costs every year.
A solar panel (PV) system can reduce a typical household’s energy bills by more than $1,000 per year. With an energy efficient hot water system as well, households can save an extra $140-$400 per year on energy bills.
Heating water accounts for around 21 per cent of total energy use in most homes and switching to a more energy efficient heat pump or solar hot water system can considerably reduce your power bills.
I haven’t claimed a rebate yet, but I’d like to get both
1. Check your eligibility
2. Getting a quote
We recommended you get at least you’d like to go with. If your preferred retailer is also a participant in our hot water rebate stream, you could also ask them to provide you both quotes at the same time to streamline the process and install both systems at once.
Your retailer will also send Solar Victoria your quote and you will then receive an email notification with your quote number.
3. Start your rebate application
Once you have received your quote number, you can begin your rebate application. that explains how to fill out your application. At this stage you will be asked for proof of identity and proof of income so that we can confirm that you are eligible to receive the rebate.
After you apply, you will receive an email confirming your eligibility. Hold on to this as you will need to show it to your installer when your system is installed.
As you have already proved your eligibility for the solar panel (PV) rebate, you’ll only need to provide two forms of ID along with a quote.
Reviewed 22 August 2023