Victoria’s solar rebate expansion will help wean the state off gas, say experts

The 190,000 residents who previously accessed a $1,400 rebate to install solar panels will now be able to access up to $1,000 for solar hot water

Energy experts say the Victorian government’s expanded solar rebates scheme will help drive the state’s transition away from gas as it aims to halve its emissions by the end of the decade.

Victorian households will be able to access rebates for both solar panels and a solar hot water system under the widening of the program announced on Tuesday. Households can now only take part in the solar panels program or the hot water rebate, but not both.

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