Created as a portfolio entity within the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, Solar Victoria is responsible for the delivery of the Victorian Government’s Solar Homes Program - one of the most ambitious and transformative renewable energy programs in Australia.
The program is a key initiative in the Victorian Government's commitment to reduce energy costs, boost energy supply, create new jobs in the renewables sector and tackle climate change.
In the first year of program operations, over 33,000 households have taken up the program offering and installed solar panel (PV) and hot water systems. This rapid take up highlights the willingness of Victorians to adopt renewable energy technology, take charge of their power bills and to create a better future.
Over 10-years, the Solar Homes program will enable the installation of solar panels, hot water systems or batteries on 770,000 homes across the State, resulting in over one million Victorian homes powered by renewable energy.
The program will help hundreds of thousands of Victorian households to cut their power bills all while promoting and maintaining the highest standards in safety and quality possible using accredited providers and approved products.
The Solar Homes Program will cut Victoria's carbon emissions by almost four million tonnes – the same as taking one million of Victoria's 4.6 million cars off the road – and generate an eighth of Victoria’s 40 per cent target for renewable energy by 2025.
It's the smart thing to do and the right thing to do.