Victoria

Victoria rooftop solar rebate set to be capped, as 30,000-plus households pile in

UPDATED: Victoria energy minister says applications to rooftop solar rebate will be capped in future years, to "boost safety and ensure orderly rollout," as numbers reach their limits for the introductory phase of scheme.

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Victoria solar rebate notches up nearly 7,000 new rooftop systems

Victorian households are cashing on the state government's solar homes rebate by the thousands, led by the outer western suburb of Tarneit and North Clyde in the south east.

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Victoria rooftop solar rebate to be extended to renters, if Labor re-elected

Victoria Labor says it will extend its rooftop solar rebate to the state’s tens of thousands of renters, if re-elected in the state poll two weeks from now.

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Plans for solar, battery, hydrogen microgrid in Milawa get $100,000 boost

Plans to develop a hybrid renewable energy microgrid in regional Victoria have won $100,000 state government grant to develop business case.

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Solar Victoria sets up taskforce to combat rooftop rebate scams

Consumer Affairs Victoria joins taskforce to combat high-pressure sales tactics, inaccurate marketing and poor service as state government solar rebate scheme takes off.

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Rooftop solar kept out of the shade with new Victoria planning rules

Victoria government amends planning laws to protect the state’s more than 330,000 rooftop solar systems from being overshadowed by neighbouring developments.

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Battery grant for solar homes announced by Victorian government

Victoria Labor government announces subsidies of up to $5k to help 10,000 solar households install battery storage.

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How can communities share in the big renewables boom?

A regional prospectus is being developed to help communities connect with large scale solar and wind developers in regional Victoria – and capture the many potential local benefits renewables have to offer.

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Solar powered factories: Industrial energy costs targeted in Victoria finance scheme

Victorian government backed funding scheme helps plastics manufacturer install solar, slash electricity costs by nearly $100k/year.

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Goldfields museum mines the sun with 75kW solar array

Victorian government launches 75.4kW solar array installed at Gold Museum at iconic Ballarat tourist centre, Sovereign Hill.

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