The Victorian Government has announced changes to the $3,500 batteries Solar Homes rebate, so consumers no longer have to wait until their solar panels are installed to access the rebate for batteries. 

Victorian Minister for Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio, said, “We have listened to industry and Victorians. Increasingly, people want to bundle a new solar PV system with a battery or upgrade their solar to maximise the return from their battery.

“This change will make it easier for more households to reap the benefits of combining a battery with solar PV as part of their home energy system.

“It’s another way we are putting power in the hands of Victorian to help them save money and reduce emissions.”

More than 4,000 Victorians have already accessed the battery rebate – adding to the savings that come from rooftop solar panels – installing a battery can help a typical household save hundreds of dollars a year.

Households can use solar-generated electricity to reduce bills, charge their battery at times of the day when grid electricity is cheaper, or install a system designed to provide backup during a power outage.

The Victorian Government’s $1.3 billion Solar Homes program is delivering clean energy across Victoria’s suburbs and regions. 

Over ten years, the program will install solar panels, solar hot water systems or batteries on 770,000 homes across the state.

Victorian households can take advantage of rebates for either a battery or solar system.

For more information about eligibility criteria, click here.

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