Revamped solar rebates welcomed
Government announces second phase of $1.3 billion Solar Homes program rebates.
RACV has welcomed the state government’s fresh round of solar rebates, in particular the increased emphasis on safety and correct installation.
The second phase of the $1.3 billion Solar Homes program of rebates for solar panels, batteries and hot water systems began on 1 July, with a new staggered system making more than 3000 rooftop solar panel rebates available each month for home owners, and a smaller number for landlords and renters.
Kieran Davies, RACV’s senior product manager energy, says changes to the scheme mean that only approved and accredited installers are able to fit solar panels through the program.
“It’s reassuring to see the emphasis being placed on approved and accredited solar panel installers and products in this round of the rebates,” Kieran says.
“Increasing audits both during and post installation of solar panels should mean that customers can be assured their solar panels are being safely and correctly installed to maximise their solar energy generation.”