Victorians in Tarneit are encouraged to take part in the next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, with more rebates for solar panels, and hot water systems kicking off from 1 July 2019.

Across Victoria, in 2019/20, the Solar Homes program will:

  • support the installation of 40,000 rooftop solar systems on private homes and community-owned housing
  • deliver 2,000 solar panel systems on rental properties
  • fund 6,000 households to get solar hot water systems installed and;
  • deliver solar battery rebates for 1,000 households which already have rooftop solar in growth areas

This builds on the 32,000 domestic solar installations already delivered since the program was launched in August – helping thousands of Victorian households drive down their energy bills and reduce damaging carbon emissions.

Tarneit has had the highest uptake of 212 domestic rooftop solar system installations since the program first started in August 2018. Tarneit is again taking the lead with the highest number of applications, 1625, for the Solar Homes Program.

More rebates will now be available from the first day of each month, along with no-interest loans to further reduce upfront costs.

In a win for local households, the rebate application process has been simplified to make it even easier to apply, meaning the rebate will now be applied by the retailer at the point of sale – instead of putting the onus on the customer.

To apply simply contact a qualified solar retailer to obtain a quote and they will start the application process. Assistance is available for those who do not have access to the internet by contacting Solar Victoria.

For more information about the Solar Homes program and how to apply visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly

“Solar uptake in Tarneit has been phenomenal – this program is reducing household energy bills and will continues to do so for many years to come.”