Get solar for your home

Join the 9074 Merri-bek residents who have joined the shift to a clean energy future.

Why go solar?

Install a solar system at your home and reduce your energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

Generate your own energy for your home with solar panels on your roof.

You are still connected to the mains power grid so when the sun is not shining you still have electricity. On sunny days your excess solar goes back into the electricity grid. This means more renewable energy for everyone.

For more information on why go solar go to the Solar Panel Buyers Guide on the Solar Victoria website.

What financial support is available?

The Victorian Government offers a $1400 Solar PV rebate to help reduce the cost of a new solar system. A limited number of $3000 subsidies from Moreland are also available to low-income households

With the Solar PV rebate, a system in Victoria could pay back within three and five years.

To see how much you can save on energy bills go to the Solar Calculator on the Victorian Energy Compare website.

By using appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers during the middle of the day, you can make much better use of your solar energy and save on bills.

“My latest bill is a 60% reduction in electricity costs!” says Anna,
an Oak Park resident who installed solar in 2021.

Anna went through the Solar Savings program, receiving Victorian Government rebates of $1400 and a further $3000 from Merri-bek towards the upfront cost of her solar system.

Who can I get solar from?

Merri-bek has partnered with Solar Savers to help you install quality rooftop solar.

Solar Savers is a local government initiative created by councils in Melbourne’s north and east. Solar Savers can help you apply for rebates, interest-free loans and work with a trusted installer.

Merri-bek is participating in Solar Savers to make installing solar easy and affordable.

For more information, visit Solar Savers.

“I’ve enjoyed the entire journey. I would recommend the Solar Savers program to everyone.” Maria from Glenroy who installed a solar system in 2021.

Who is eligible

All Merri-bek residents can register with Solar Savers to see if they are eligible. Eligible residents and rental providers can access the Victorian Government’s rebates of up to $1400 and interest-free loans.

A limited number of $3000 subsidies from Merri-bek are also available to low-income households. Renters can also register for support in installing solar panels on their home.

Register here to find out what you can save.

How does it work?

To install solar through Solar Savers:

  1. Register your interest.
  2. You will receive a call with free advice about how solar works and what support is available. We will check your eligibility for Solar Savers and rebates.
  3. Solar Savers will contact you to guide you through the process and connect you with an accredited solar installer to discuss the suitability of solar for your home and arrange a quote.
  4. You review the costs and approve the system proposal to proceed. With the help of Solar Savers, you can apply for government rebates and loans.
  5. Solar Savers’ trusted solar installers will install your system to industry standards. You can start enjoying clean energy from the sun!

Watch the video of Let’s Talk Solar event at Coburg Library

Council Partner: Solar Savers

What is the offer: Solar and Battery Storage

Who is eligible: Homeowners without a solar system

Subsidies available: Merri-bek City Council financial support for people on a low income. Victorian Government solar rebate and loan.