25 March 2022


Member for Melton Steve McGhie is encouraging householders and rental providers to join the solar revolution through the Victorian Government’s $1.6 billion Solar Homes Program.

Now is a great time for eligible Victorians to consider investing in solar and take advantage of the government’s $1,400 rooftop solar panel rebate, $3500 solar battery rebate or solar hot water rebate of up to $1,000

The rebates are available to help eligible Victorians reduce the upfront installation cost of rooftop solar, a solar battery or a solar hot water system.

All eligible Victorians can apply for the rebates, with Solar Victoria’s approved product list and authorised solar retailers and installers making it easy to participate in the program.

The initiative is helping Victorians save money on their energy bills by reducing the installation costs while providing a continued savings throughout the life of the solar panels.

It also helps Victorians play their part in our clean energy future, by reducing harmful carbon emissions.
A number of homes and rental properties within the Melton electorate have already taken advantage of the rebates, with Steve McGhie encouraging others to investigate the potential savings solar can deliver.

Steve McGhie said Victorians can expect to save on average up to $1073 per year on their energy bill, with the benefits of reduced energy costs experienced from day one.

The solar industry is also benefitting, with the program supporting the creation of 5,500 Victorian jobs.
The Solar Homes Program is being delivered alongside the Victorian Government’s $47.5 million Solar for Business Program, $335 million Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program and the $46 million Zero Emissions Vehicle Subsidy Program.

More information for householders and rental providers including eligibility criteria and authorised retailers can be found at solar.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to the Member for Melton Steve McGhie:

Hard-working Victorians want to save on their energy bills and the Victorian Government is helping them do that, putting money back into their own pockets through the Solar Homes Program.”

“Victorians continue to embrace renewable energy – they know solar is good for jobs, it’s good for the environment and it’s good for bringing down power bills.”

“We have made it our goal to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions in Victoria by 2050 – and residential solar is a key part of delivering that goal.”