Solar Victoria Rebate | How to claim Solar Victoria Rebate

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About the Solar Victoria Rebate

The Solar Victoria Rebate is back from the 1st July 2019. Victorian’s can now get either 50% off Solar Panels or 50% Battery Storage. Eligible households can also get the remaining balance 0% interest over 4 years.

The Solar Victoria Rebate is a great opportunity for you to get Solar on your home and reduce your energy bill and perhaps get a feed-in tariff. However, there is a lot of information out there and it gets a bit confusing as to what needs to happen and how much you need to pay.

Here at Solar Run, we get asked these questions about the Solar Rebate Scheme Victoria every single day and we realised that we can explain what needs to happen in a simple, relatively simple, way.

If you meet the eligible criteria you can get $2,225 or up to 50% off your solar panel installation. For solar battery storage you can get up to $4,838 or up to 50% off. Be aware – its only 1 rebate or the other. Solar Victoria won’t allow you to have both rebates. As an added bonus from the 1st of July you can get the installation on 0% interest.

How to claim the Solar Victoria Rebate in 6 Simple Steps

  1. CheckSee if that you are eligible for Solar Victoria rebate
  2. ChooseChoose your solar installer (for example Solar Run)
  3. RegisterRegister your scheduled installation on the Solar Victoria website.
  4. InstallationYour chosen installer installs your solar panel system on your roof.
  5. SubmitSubmit documentation to claim your rebate with Solar Victoria.
  6. RebateSolar Victoria will reimburse your rebate in 2-3 weeks time.

Solar Run can help you claim the Solar Victoria Rebate

If you want to see more details we have also broken down the rebate process for your to understand. It may seem to be a complicated process but we can make it simple for you.

STEP 1: Check your eligibility

You need to answer yes to the below questions:
Do you have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per annum?

You are the owner-occupier of the home?

Your home valued at under $3 million?

You don’t have solar PV on your property installed after 2009?

If you have answered Yes. Congratulations you are eligible for the government Solar Victoria Rebate. You can either get up to $2,225 off your solar panel installation or up to $4,838 off your solar battery storage installation. Be quick as availability for the Solar Homes offers are limited.


STEP 2: Choose your solar installer

If you haven’t done this then Solar Run can be your chosen solar installer.

Solar Run is a Clean Energy Council (CEC) Member and Approved Retailer. If you don’t choose us, to claim the Solar Victoria Rebate you must buy from a CEC Approved Retailer. The Clean Energy Council is the government group that looks after Solar Industry. They approve companies, installers, and products.  Solar Run uses Clean Energy Council (CEC) approved solar panels and inverters. Whether you are looking for an affordable solar system or a premium solar system the panels and inverters you use need to be CEC approved. Solar Run has some great solar panel offers and they may be exactly what you need. However, before you go ahead you will want to make sure that the system is right for your home and energy usage. We will make sure you have the best inverter and solar panels for your rebate.

STEP 3: Register with Solar Victoria

Once you have chosen as as your installer, you will need to register with Solar Victoria to get the rebate. Solar Run will provide you with a “Solar Provider Statement“. You will need this when you register your pending installation with Solar Victoria.

Here is what you need to do:
1. Go to the Solar Victoria website
2. Once you are there you will need to submit your proof eligibility
3. Nominating Solar Run as your chosen Solar Provider

Solar Run has streamlined this process as much as possible. Our staff can help guide you through this process so you can get your rebate from Solar Homes Victoria. If you get stuck, give us a call and we will help you figure out what is going on.

STEP 4: Installation and Payment

We typically look to schedule your solar home installation within 3 weeks from when you pay your deposit. Installation itself takes only a day or two. In that time we will book in our installers, organise solar panels and inverters, arrange for an inspector to sign off once the job has been done.

You should make sure that you have a few things ready for the installer:
Extra roof tiles (if you have a tile roof) Your wifi password handy (your inverter will connect to the net so that you can monitor how much energy your solar is producing)

On the day of installation, the installers will come to your house. Installation can take one or two days. Once they are done an inspector will come to your house to sign off on the job.

STEP 5: Submit your documentation and rebate proof

With your solar installed, we will provide all the required documents to complete the Solar Victoria Rebate application process. See below list of documents:

  • Certificate of Electrical Safety • PV Small-Scale Technology Certificate (STC) Assignment Form
  • The Distributor’s Solar Connection Form, Micro Embedded Generator Connection Form or Service Order Reference Number (obtained via the distributor or retailer)
  • Electrical Work Request, CR Number, or similar evidence of notification. Receipt including total cost of system installation, any discounts and rebates applied (e.g. STCs), and the amount to be paid by you.

You will receive an email from Solar Victoria confirming your eligibility number and access the link to your rebate application form to complete the process.

STEP 6: Waiting period

Now that you have submitted your documentation, so the next step is to wait for Solar Victoria to process your information to claim the rebate. Check for an email saying that your Solar Rebate claim has been processed. If you have this email then it typically takes 2-3 weeks for Solar Victoria to pay your solar rebate.

You can always contact us about your Solar Rebate

we don’t just install the best system that will be eligible for the solar rebate, we will be along the way with the rebate claim process and make it as hassle free as possible. We will go through all the steps below with you to claim the solar rebate.
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