Victoria Confirms Continuation of Solar and Battery Rebates

Following on from the Victorian Budget announcements, it has been confirmed that the Solar Homes rebates and interest free loans will maintain their current level until 30 June 2021.

To further reduce installation costs, householders can apply for an interest-free loan for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount. The loan is required to be repaid over four years or can be repaid sooner in one lump sum.

The rebates amounts are as follows: 

  • Solar PV – Rebate of up to $1,850 + option of an interest-free loan up to approved rebate value. 
  • Solar for rental properties – Rebate of up to $1,850 + option of an interest-free loan up to approved rebate value. 
  • Solar battery rebate – Rebate of up to $4,174. Note: interest free loans are not available under the Solar battery rebate program. 
  • Solar Hot Water rebate – Rebate of $1,000. 

Applicants must understand their eligibility for a rebate application and can then contact us. 

Am I Eligible?

Victorian households are eligible to receive a rebate for installing a solar PV system if they meet the following criteria: 

  • they are the owner-occupier of the property  
  • the owners have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year (based on last year’s Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment) 
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million 
  • they do not have an existing solar PV system*.

Once you are confident that you meet the above requirements, please contact us on 1800 289 665 or info@onlineairandsolar.com.au

* Early adopters who installed their system prior to 1 November 2009 are eligible to replace or expand their existing system. However, those receiving the Premium Feed-in Tariff should consider whether they will be better off if they replace their existing system.  

Interest Free Loans

To further reduce costs, owner-occupiers can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount.  

An interest-free loan, matching the rebate amount, is also available for most solar panel (PV) applications.  

In line with the existing rebate, the new interest-free loan can be applied up to an amount of $1,850. If your total system cost is less than $3,700, there will be no upfront cost.  

The loan is required to be repaid over four years, or can be repaid sooner in one lump sum. 

Rebate Release Dates for the Remainder of 2020

Rebates for Solar PV, Battery and Rentals will be released fortnightly in line with the dates and times outlined at Solar Homes Program key dates. All rebate releases will occur at 12pm.

Solar Hot Water rebates are available on an ongoing basis and will not be subject to fixed released dates at this stage. 

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Rick GAt
04:49 27 Jul 22
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Anne Cousins
Anne Cousins
06:34 24 Jul 22
Online Air & Solar were very professional and efficient in quoting for and subsequently installing our solar panels and battery. We are very pleased with the work and the results and have no hesitation in recommending them to other consumers.
Wendy Le Noury
Wendy Le Noury
02:47 08 Jul 22
Had my solar panels installed yesterday. What a great team. Talked me through everything they were doing. Arrived on time and were very friendly. Thanks team
Tony Stojkovski
Tony Stojkovski
10:42 07 Jul 22
The guys from Online Air and Solar did a fantastic job, always on time or advised if they were late. From the solar panels to the battery their work, attitude, communications and friendliness was outstanding, gee they even took their shoes off when having to enter my house.Also the office communication was fantastic, if there was an issue it was sorted and dealt with immediately.Great bunch of young guys. Many other companies can take a leaf out of their book.Thanks for your great work guys.
Bill Alexander
Bill Alexander
07:04 30 Jun 22
The entire team from Online Air & Solar were extremely professional when they arrived and very meticulous in their work. The whole installation was clean, tidy and I couldn’t have asked for more. I would happily recommend these electricians and your company to anyone and will contact you again if I need further electrical work done. Online Air & Solar were consummate professionals and went the extra steps to answer my questions regarding the installation. Lasting impression was a professional installation carried out by highly experienced team.
anne Muscat
anne Muscat
00:26 30 Nov 21
The staff were very efficient, courteous and knowledgeable. They explained everything thoroughly when they had finished. They cleaned up everything before they left and I am very happy to highly recommend them.
Wayne Cummins
Wayne Cummins
09:29 26 Nov 21
Just had a Split System Air Conditioner put it using Online Air & Solar after having Solar Panels installed last year. Always a pleasure to deal with. Always helpful and reliable, do a great job and clean up after. Will continue to support them. Thanks for Always doing a great job.
Andy B
Andy B
22:20 18 Nov 21
Had split system installed. Good experience from start to finish. Installers very tidy and efficient. Definitely would use them again.
Bruce Gray
Bruce Gray
02:44 17 Nov 21
Well done Brendan and crew, got the job completed despite the weather. Looks good and awaiting inspection and switch on.
yaser khazan
yaser khazan
00:29 22 Oct 21
The staff is so amazing and friendly! I can trust what they say, special thanks to MOZHDEH (operation manager) she was with me all the timeanswering any questions and never makes you feel rushed ,Highly recommended
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