Solar Victoria heating and cooling program

Solar Victoria launched its latest rebate program, Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades several weeks ago, and the details can be found on their website.

The program provides a $1,000 rebate when community housing organisations install an approved reverse cycle split system to replace existing gas, fixed electric or wood heaters, and there is additional funding to support capping old gas heaters or upgrading switchboards where this is required.

CHIA Vic is working with Solar Victoria on an information session that will give members more information on the heating and cooling rebate and how it can be paired with the upgrades already done or planned under the stimulus maintenance program. We also hope to have more information on the Homes Vic funding for energy efficiency upgrades soon, which we anticipate will assist members looking to take a strategic approach to installing split systems.

Solar rebates are now available for small businesses as well as our tenants

Members can still access rebates for solar PV with Solar Victoria, and many will also be eligible for the Solar for Business rebate.

Solar for Business is available to businesses employing between 1-19 people that are operating from premises that are non-residential and are individually metered. Businesses can recover up to 50 per cent of the cost of the rooftop solar system, up to a maximum of $3,500. Systems should be no more than 30 kW.