Intense lobbying by the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy team, as well as most of the solar industry has paid off!
The state government announced today, 28 August 2019, that the number of solar panels rebates will be massively increased starting 2 September 2019.
Maree Edwards, State Member for Bendigo West and Jacinta Allan, State Member for Bendigo East met with solar industry representatives on 23 August – including organiser of the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy, Jo Kaptein – who called on the government to lift the rebate cap.
Rebates tripled in September
For September, the program will release 6,500 rebates on September 2 (next Monday) and a further 3,250 rebates two weeks later, for a total of 9,750 rebates across the month.
A total of 23,000 additional rebates will be made this financial year, on top of the 40,000 rebates already committed.
The value of the rebate is unchanged at $2225 or 50% of the price of a solar power system – whichever is lowest.
This is a fabulous result for solar customers and the solar industry as a whole,” said Jo Kaptein, organiser of the Mallee Sun Solar Bulk Buy. “It means that we can get on with the job of helping people get solar on their homes, without the drama of wondering whether or not they’ll be successful in the rebate lottery.
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