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Going solar now easier for apartments

By March 1, 2024April 8th, 2024No Comments
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The Victorian Government is helping Victorians living in apartments benefit from the installation of solar panels on their homes.

Through the Solar for Apartments program, grants of up to $2,800 per apartment, with a maximum grant amount of $140,000 for buildings of up to 50 apartments, are available.

Solar for Apartments is jointly funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth governments and is delivered by Solar Victoria.

Round 1 applications are open until 31 May 2024 with further rounds to follow.

Grants are delivered to Owners Corporations who will be required to sign a funding agreement with Solar Victoria. Owners Corporations will need to pay the upfront costs of the installation with grant funding provided to them after milestones are met.

Apartment buildings up to eight storeys with between 5 and 50 apartments are eligible for grants, and Owners Corporations will have the choice to install multiple solar PV systems, a single large solar PV system coupled with solar sharing technology, or a combination of both.

How to get started

1. Visit the Solar Victoria website and check the eligibility requirements.
2. Have a conversation with other residents and your Owners Corporation (OC) or Strata Manager about applying.
3. After you have support from your OC to go ahead, visit our website to begin your application.

To find out if you’re eligible visit: solar.vic.gov.au/apartments