On the 17th November 2020, Victoria’s Minister for Solar Homes, Lily D’Ambrosio, announced that the Victorian Government will invest $797 million to support Victorians with their power bills and increase the energy efficiency of their homes, including 17,500 solar battery rebates state wide over the next 3 years.

“The Victorian Budget 2020/21 will deliver the biggest household energy efficiency package in any state’s history, creating thousands of jobs, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

This will include $335 million to upgrade 250 households with old and inefficient heating appliances such as old wood, electric or gas fired heaters with the latest energy efficient systems that are safer and cheaper to run, which will in turn drive down emissions.

Another $112 million will be invested to improve the thermal energy efficiency of social housing properties, which will make homes more comfortable and reduce power bills.

$191 million will be spent to expand the existing Solar Homes program to a further 42,000 homes on top of the 100,000 homes who have already benefited by installing solar systems on their rooftops under the program.  This program will also be open to small businesses to apply, offering 15,000 solar rebates for businesses.

The Solar Battery Rebate will expanded to cover all of Victoria rather than a specific list of postcodes, and the Victorian Government will provide 17,500 household battery rebates over the next three years.

Details of the Solar Victoria Battery Rebate scheme are available on their website:

https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/solar-battery-rebate?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Rebate+release+dates+until+June+2021+-+industry+and+household&utm_content=Rebate+release+dates+until+June+2021+-+industry+and+household+CID_12ff6c8d672e66f308775bcce1eb5950&utm_source=Email+marketing+software&utm_term=Battery