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You can save thousands of dollars on installing solar panels if you qualify for a solar rebate, subsidy or grant.
For example, the Victorian Solar Homes program will be extended for 2023. Please find out more about the program by visiting our Victorian Solar homes program page.
The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme can save you thousands of dollars on a solar panel system. Learn more about incentives and solar panel rebate programs for home system installations.
The Renewable Energy Water Pumping scheme provides rebates for the renewable energy components of water pumping systems that displace diesel engine powered pumps in off-grid applications.
Rebates for home solar power installations
The Solar Credits Program or Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) is still in effect and can save you a substantial amount on installing a grid connected PV system! Homeowners, small businesses and community groups are all eligible for this Australian solar panel subsidy, and no one is means tested under the scheme.
Remote and off-grid home solar rebates
Subsidies are also available for installing stand alone power systems under the Solar Credits program.
- more information on Solar Credits for off-grid systems
- more general information about solar panels for remote homes
- Solar grants and rebates for schools
While government grants are no longer available; schools can still benefit from the Solar Credits rebate.
Solar rebates for churches & community buildings
Solar rebates and incentives for small business
Business owners can save substantially on the price of a grid connect solar power system installation through the Solar Credits up front discount! Other incentive programs covering business situations currently include huge tax breaks, RECs and feed in tariffs.
- more information on incentives and rebates for business
Commercial scale solar incentives
For businesses considering installing a solar power system of 20kW capacity or greater, tax breaks and STC’s are available, along with some industry specific assistance and also low interest rate loans. More information on commercial scale solar incentives.
Solar water pumping for remote areas
The Renewable Energy Water Pumping Sub-Program provides rebates for the renewable energy components of water pumps that displace diesel engine powered pumps in off-grid applications.
Rebates of 40% of the capital cost of the renewable energy components minus $1,000 are available to applicants that fully comply with the eligibility requirements and procedures outlined in the guidelines.
- more information on RRPGP Water Pumping Sub Program
- more general information about solar for water pumping
- Rebates for solar hot water
Solar hot water systems may be eligible for Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs), which are usually exchanged with retailers for a point-of-sale discount on systems. You may also be eligible for state government rebates.
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