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Back to Business Melbourne!

End of Lockdown, back to work, freedom day- whatever you wish to call it, is FINALLY here. So many of our local businesses are opening their doors back open for business. We couldn't be more excited here at DNL and we are positive you are too.


As things slowly get back to some degree of "normal" now could be a great time for your business to take advantage of the Victorian Small Business Solar Rebate. It's not news that businesses will be under the pump these next few months, especially those here on the peninsula like us who are embarking on their business trading period. If you can cut costs in operation after the two years we have had, why wouldn't you!? As of today, Friday the 22nd of October 2021 there are 1844 rebates available for this release. Are you the next business ready to take that first step to a more sustainable future? Are you ready to decrease your electrical bills? If your heart and soul is screaming YES, then let us show you how easy it can be in five simple steps courtesy of Solar Victoria.



About the program

The Solar for Business Program is a new initiative designed to support Victorian small businesses to reduce their energy costs by accessing the benefits of renewable energy.  

This initiative will bring down energy bills for small businesses by reducing the upfront cost of the installation of an approved small-scale solar PV system up to 30kW.   

To support the economic recovery of Victorian small businesses and the broader solar sector, 15,000 solar PV rebates will be available over the next three years.


Rebates cover up to 50 per cent of the cost of a rooftop solar system with small businesses eligible for a maximum rebate of $3,500 to reduce the upfront cost of installing solar on their business premises.

This means the total rebate amount will be capped at 50% or $3,500 of the cost on any approved system. For example, if the net costs of solar are $10,000, then the rebate value applied is $3,500 (not $5,000) or if the net costs are $4,000, then the rebate value applied is $2,000 (not $3,500). Solar for Business rebates will remain at $3,500 until all 5,000 forecasted rebates for 2020–21 have been fully allocated, and will be up to $1,750 thereafter.


Am I eligible?

All entity types, including charities and not-for-profit organisations, are eligible for the Solar for Business rebates providing they meet the following eligibility criteria:  

  • Be the owner of a business that employs at least one person, not including the business owner, and less than 20 people

  • Operate from premises that are non-residential.

  • Operate from premises that are individually metered

  • Have not previously received a Solar for Business rebate

  • Have your system installed by a Solar Victoria approved solar retailer as detailed on Solar Victoria’s website

  • Install a solar system with a PV capacity size up to 30kW, and detailed on the Solar Victoria approved product list.

Businesses who own their premises and those who rent can apply for the Solar for Business rebate. A rental provider/landlord of the business premises cannot apply for the rebate on a business’s behalf.


SO, does this sound like it's for you and your business? Make the investment today! We have you covered.

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