Vic apartments get solar boost


Wednesday, 21 February, 2024

Vic apartments get solar boost

A joint initiative of the Australian and Victorian Governments will bring more affordable solar panels to Victorian apartment buildings.

About 12% of the state’s 2.5 million households are apartments, with 63% of these occupied by renters.

Applications are now open for the first round of the $16 million program, which aims to make it cheaper and easier for apartment residents to install rooftop solar PV. Successful applicants will receive rebates of up to $2800 per apartment, or up to $140,000 per building for up to 50 apartments to install rooftop solar PV.

Owners will have the choice of installing multiple individual solar PV systems, a single large system coupled with solar-sharing technology or a combination of both.

Round 1 applications are open until 15 April.

More information is available on the Victorian Government’s Solar for apartments page.

Image credit: iStock.com/RossHelen

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