Waiting times for Solar Victoria rebates have reduced dramatically, in fact, this month 100% of people who logged into the portal on October 1 received their rebate.
When the program first launched some customers were having to wait 3 months for rebates, now it is likely that we can process them in the month they apply.
There are several reasons behind the reduction in waiting time – changes to the program have made more rebates available, and doubled how frequently they are released from monthly to fortnightly. These measures have helped to satisfy early demand for the rebates and reduced some of the pressure on the system.
The Solar Victoria program is comprised of a $2225 grant and $2225 interest free loan repayable over 4 years. With the combination of rebates currently available, over 50% of the system cost is covered in many cases. Incredibly, some systems now cost as little as $2000 after the loan and rebate!
As part of our Gippsland Solar Community Fund, we were thrilled to donate and install a 10kW system (valued at $15,000!) to the amazing people at Gippsland Farmer Relief.
With over 120 volunteers providing support for our farmers during this crippling drought, a little funding goes a long way for Gippsland Farmer Relief. The last thing they wanted to spend their funding on was rising electricity bills, so this donation will allow GFR to redirect tens of thousands of dollars into the areas it is most needed.
The donation of this system was made possible through the generous support by REC solar, who donated their premium n-peak solar panels, and our good friends at Fronius, who donated the 10kW Symo inverter.
All other components and installation were donated through our Community Fund, which has reinvested over $800,000 in support across Gippsland in the last 5 years.
Our Retail Manager Mitch met Melissa Ferguson from GFR during this years’ Gippsland Community Leadership Program, which they are both taking part in. It was a great initiative by Mitch to drive this project, highlighting the very leadership we want to see within the business.
Thanks to everyone who made this donation possible, and to our valued clients, who keep supporting Gippsland Solar and allowing this Community Fund to grow every year.