Rebates, grants, and financial incentives are offered Australia-wide at a federal and state level for using hot water heaters which are powered by renewable energy.
Solar Homes Package - Hot Water Rebate
The Victorian Government is providing a $1,000 rebate on solar hot water systems for 6,000 households. This is a great option for households where solar panels might not be suitable, or for households that already have solar panels installed. A typical hot water heat pump is estimated to pay itself off in around 2-3 years and will keep providing savings for many years to come.
When does the rebate start?
The rebates are available for systems installed from 19 August 2018 to 30 June 2019.
Applications for rebates will open soon. Register for updates to be notified when applications open at solar.vic.gov.au.
The hot water rebate will be provided in addition to existing government programs that reduce the cost of solar hot water systems for Victorians.