Use energy efficient appliances
Sustainability Victoria has some great on choosing and using energy efficient appliances.
Use appliances during the day
Your solar system will be generating the most power during daylight hours. To make use of this, run your heavy-duty appliances like the dishwasher, washing machine and dryer during the day. That way you are using the power as it is being produced. It’s also a good idea to stagger your energy consumption during the day. This means running your washing machine in the morning and your dishwasher in the afternoon. This way you won’t overdraw on your system.
Shop around for the best rate for you
Use the Victorian Energy Compare Solar to ensure you are accessing the best rate for your location and usage.
Check your panels
Safely check to make sure there are no overhanging branches or leaves covering your solar panels. Particularly in winter it's essentials to ensure your panels are receiving maximum exposure to sunlight and are not shaded.
Add a battery
If you meet the eligibility criteria, Solar Victoria has rebates available for the installation of solar batteries. Depending on your needs, a solar battery could be a great way to support your solar system and maximise your savings. Take a look at the solar battery eligibility criteria.
Available Solar Rebates
Solar panel (PV) rebate
Solar panel rebates are available of up to $1,400 plus the option of an interest-free loan for existing homes and homes under construction.
Solar rebates for rental properties
We’re making sure renters can also benefit from solar. A rebate of up to $1,400 is available for rental properties, subject to a lease agreement with renters.
Reviewed 30 March 2023