SOLAR TO POWER MORE HOMES IN WYNDHAM
Victorians in Wyndham are encouraged to take part in the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, with more rebates for solar panels and hot water systems kicking off from 1 July 2019.
Across Victoria, in 2019/20, the Solar Homes program will:
- support the installation of 40,000 rooftop solar systems on private homes and community-owned housing
- deliver 2,000 solar panel systems on rental properties
- fund 6,000 households to get solar hot water systems installed and;
- deliver solar battery rebates for 1,000 households which already have rooftop solar in growth areas
This builds on the 32,000 domestic solar installations already delivered since the program was launched in August – helping thousands of Victorian households drive down their energy bills and reduce damaging carbon emissions.
The program has already begun delivering on the 658 domestic rooftop solar systems applications made in Wyndham.
More rebates will now be available from the first day of each month, along with no-interest loans to further reduce upfront costs.
In a win for local households, the rebate application process has been simplified to make it even easier to apply, meaning the rebate will now be applied by the retailer at the point of sale – instead of putting the onus on the customer.
To apply simply contact a qualified solar retailer to obtain a quote and they will start the application process. Assistance is available for those who do not have access to the internet by contacting Solar Victoria.
For more information about the Solar Homes program and how to apply visit solar.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“This program is already delivering for households in Wyndham – adding more power back into the grid and saving hundreds of dollars each year.
“The take up we’ve seen already highlights the appetite of the people of Wyndham to embrace renewable energy, help tackle climate change and take control of their energy bills.”
“I encourage anyone who doesn’t already have solar but wants to get involved to contact their local retailer and take advantage of this great program.