“It’s saving us already, you know. It’s pretty nice to get a power bill half the size it was previously. That adds up pretty quickly”.
“Planning to install solar for a business that’s running mostly during the day is a no brainer because 95% of our power use is at the same time the sun is out”.
Steve and Noelene built their 'forever home' in Drouin, about an hour out of Melbourne in the hills of west Gippsland.
“There’s no reason not to do it. It’s sustainable, it’s easy, you save so much money. There’s really no reason not to put solar on the roof.”
Installing rooftop solar panels saves the average Victorian household $1,073 on their annual energy bills. And in doing so, households reduce their overall carbon emissions.
Retired school teacher Ian lives on a hill in Trafalgar East, a stunning spot with views of nearby mountains and farmland.
When Sue installed a solar battery at her outer Melbourne home 12 months ago, she knew she would see savings on her energy costs, but she has been surprised at the amount her bills have reduced.
Skylark Boulevard, a suburban street in Melbourne’s expanding south east has one of the highest concentrations of residential rooftop solar in Victoria.
“Cool cool cool!” is how Janelle of Ocean Grove describes her solar PV and battery system.
Five in the house and a power bill of $30 a month… it could be you.
Since installing a solar battery and storing the excess energy they were generating, Rushin Patel and his family are now reaping the benefits.
Triage nurse Richard Dowson had one main reason to purchase a solar battery – to reduce his carbon footprint.
Tania is a tenant, living in a four-bedroom house in Pakenham. Her landlord, Richard, recently installed solar panels on the house, helping Tania save on her energy costs.
Solar Victoria’s solar panel rebate for Community Housing Organisations can help eligible organisations reduce cost of living pressures on tenants.
Community housing residents making savings from the sun
Solar Homes customer saving $240 a month with solar
Millsom family of Coburg embrace Solar Homes Program to save money and the environment
Franz is a Solar Homes (PV) rebate customer.
Reviewed 24 March 2022
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