Solar power systems are increasingly popular in Australia as homeowners seek to save money on electricity bills and lower their carbon footprint. Solar panels are easy to install and getting cheaper all the time, making them a great option for growing households who demand a more sustainable energy solution.
State and federal rebates are often available for solar systems, with the national Australian solar rebate having existed for almost a decade. While the benefits of this rebate differ between households and systems, the national rebate will save you roughly one-third the cost of a solar system purchase.
Rebates and solar services Melbourne
State rebates also exist, with the Victorian solar rebate reopening on 1 July 2019, after finishing its initial phase earlier this year. Originally announced as the Solar Homes Package back in August 2018, this rebate will function in addition to the federal scheme.
The Victorian solar rebate offers a number of new incentives for state residents, including a rebate of up to 50% off the purchase cost to install solar panels. In addition, Victorian households will also be able to access no-interest loans to complement the rebate, as well as solar panels for rental properties and solar batteries. The value of the rebate is up to $2225, which is about half the value of an average 4 kW solar system.
Solar services – eligibility criteria for rebates on solar panels in Melbourne
Victorian households will be able to access the solar installation rebate if they meet the following criteria:
- The person applying for the rebate must be the owner-occupier of the property
- The property owners must have a combined household taxable income of $180,000 or less, based on the latest ATO assessment.
- The property must be valued at under $3 million
- An existing solar power system can not exist on the property
- Not-for-profit community housing providers will be able to apply on behalf of their tenants
If you’re looking for solar panels in Melbourne, it’s important to check your eligibility for this rebate. While most solar services in Melbourne will be familiar with the details, it’s important to ensure that all criteria have been met before your information is uploaded to the Solar Victoria Portal.
How do you claim the solar services rebate?
The easiest way to claim the rebate is to make contact with your trusted local solar panel provider. Arise Solar provides high-quality Tier 1 solar panel in an affordable package, from small domestic systems through to larger systems for commercial applications. We can upload your quote to the Solar Victoria Portal, who will carry out your individual eligibility assessment.
Proof of income will be required through your latest ATO assessment, along with a council rates notice to confirm your property details. Once your eligibility has been confirmed, you will be given an eligibility number. Once we have completed the installation, we will deduct the rebate amount directly from your bill, which means you will only be responsible for paying the reduced sum.
If you’re looking for the very best in solar power from a team you can trust, contact Arise Solar today.