Breaking News: Major changes to Victorian Solar Homes Program

Breaking News: Major changes to Victorian Solar Homes Program

This week the Smart Energy Council met with the Victorian Government to discuss changes to the Solar Homes Rebate Program.

We agreed to some key changes in the program that will see substantially more rebates in September and an increase every month on current numbers for the rest of the financial year.

The government will also streamline the approvals process and release the rebates fortnightly.

Here’s the key details:

  • A tripling of the number of rebates for September.
  • A doubling of rebates between now and the end of 2019.
  • Almost 50% increase in the number of rebates in the first half of 2020.

Full details at https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/solar-homes-program-expands-meet-community-demand-and-boost-energy-supply

This is a big win for the Victorian solar industry.

It also reflects a genuine desire by the government to respond to industry concerns.

We know how much too many of you were hurting. We know the pain this has caused. And we know this won’t fix all our problems immediately.

But getting the industry back to work, and preventing more company closures in the short term was a key objective.

Overall the agreement is a step in the right direction.

Thank you for supporting the Smart Energy Council’s Save Solar Jobs Campaign. We could not have done it without you.