The Victorian Government's landmark $1.3 billion Solar Homes Program is
helping Victorians take control of their energy bills, creating jobs, and
tackling climate. Distributed energy resources, like rooftop solar and battery
storage will play a critical part in our transition to a renewable energy
future. As part of this commitment, the Solar Homes battery program launched on
1 July 2019 and has been designed to deliver on the Premier's commitment to
support households in targeted growth areas with a high number of solar
photovoltaic (PV) systems.
For an area to be considered a
designated postcode within the Solar Homes battery program, it must not only
have significant population growth, it must also have a high level of rooftop
solar PV penetration. This term accounts for the number of existing solar PV
systems already installed within the postcode against its population size.
Unfortunately, 3616 (Tatura) does not currently have
sufficient PV penetration or population growth and is therefore not included in
the list of eligible postcodes at this time.
acknowledge that it is disappointing for your constituents in 3616 to not be
able to access a solar battery rebate at this time, we are continuing to
investigate future options to help expand our reach and deliver benefits for
more Victorian homes.
The Solar Homes program will continue
to make sure that households in the Shepparton district and across the state
are able to get the benefits of solar.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Minister for Solar Homes