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The Solar Battery rebate is Now available for ALL Victorian Postcodes Until June 2021

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solar battery rebate victoria

The Solar Homes program is making it easier for Victorians to install a solar battery with their solar panel system. Homeowners are expected to generate en bigger savings of up to $640 off household bills plus the current savings from existing solar panels. However you will need to choose one rebate over the other. You cannot claim the solar battery rebate if you have already claimed the Solar Homes solar panel rebate. Anyone looking into the solar battery rebate should be sure to check if they are eligible.

what is the solar battery rebate?


The solar battery rebate is available for every postcode in Victoria until June 2021. 

the solar battery rebate incentive

Essentially the solar battery rebate is a huge $4,174 deduction off the cost of adding and installing a solar battery to your solar panel system. At first the government only offered the solar battery rebate to 24 postcodes, but now they have actually extended this to include more than 250 eligible postcodes! This is great because it means solar is becoming more affordable for everyone. Recently there has been a growing interest in the solar battery rebates and they have become a lot more popular. There are a few things to consider before registering your interest in the solar battery rebate which we will run through now.

When are the solar battery rebates released?

This will be available for Victorians from the 1st July 2019. From this date the government will release solar battery rebates every week. We will update our pages regularly with the latest information for solar battery rebate releases and price changes. 

check your eligibility

To claim the solar battery rebate you must meet the governments given criteria.
  • Your property has to be in Victoria
  • You already have a solar panel system that is 5kw or more
  • Be the owner of the property 
  • Have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 
  • That you have not claimed the solar panel rebate before
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Solar battery rebate installation

Choosing the right solar battery installers...

Lightning Solar are one of Melbournes fastest growing solar retailers. We are fully CEC accredited, Tesla Approved Installers and ensure our solar battery installs are of the highest standards. We can offer you a solution tailored to your individual needs. To determine the best solar battery we spend time analysing your current system, budget and personal preferences. 

Our team want to be able to provide the highest quality solar panel and battery install services in the Melbourne market. This makes us stand out from the crowd. One of our expert solar panel & battery installers can come to you to get a detailed understanding of your situation and energy needs and make a recommendation for the most beneficial system for you. 

what is the average cost of a solar battery?

Prices can depend on many different factors...

The average cost of a solar battery in Victoria can be around $1000 per Kwh. The price can change depending on the difficulty of the installation and also the location as well. The Victorian battery rebate can significantly reduce the cost of your battery by $4,174.

solar battery rebate

choosing the right solar battery for you

tesla powerwall installers

AC Voltage (Nominal) 230 V
Feed-In Type Single Phase
Grid Frequency 50 Hz
Total Energy1 14 kWh
Usable Energy1 13.5 kWh
Real Power, max continuous2 5 kW (charge and discharge)
Apparent Power, max continuous 5 kVA (charge and discharge)
Maximum Supply Fault Current 10 kA
Maximum Output Fault Current 32 A
Power Factor Output Range +/– 1.0 adjustable
Internal Battery DC Voltage 50 V
Round Trip Efficiency1,3 90%
Warranty 10 years

Hive Solar Battery

Model Storion-SMILE-B3 (HIVE)
Max. AC Output Power 3000 W
Max. AC Input Power 3000 W
IP Protection IP65
Dimension (W x D x H) 610mm x 236mm x 625mm
Weight 58 kg
Operating Temperature Range -10 °C ~ 50 °C *
Standard Warranty 5 Year Product Warranty, 10 Year Performance Warranty

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