Installing solar can help businesses combat rising energy costs. With the Solar Victoria business rebate reducing the up front cost and the potential to claim the installation as an instant asset write-off* the benefits of installing solar may be seen immediately.
The Solar Victoria business rebate will be available to businesses whether or not they rent or own their premises and there is no restriction on whether or not a business is a large or small power user , and is not income tested.
Any type of business including farms are able to apply so long as they meet the eligibility criteria including employing at least one person aside from the business owner and not operating from a residential property. If a business owner has several businesses operating with different ABNs they may apply for a Solar Business Rebate for each ABN.
If a business owner has already claimed a Solar Victoria Residential Solar, Battery or Landlord rebate they will still be eligible to apply for the business rebate so long as they meet the criteria below.
Applications for rebates will be available late in May 2020 (date to be announced) but businesses can get started by arranging a solar quote for their business right away.
To discuss your options please contact Rockys Solar to arrange a consultation with one of our solar experts. Use the contact form below or call the office on 03 5148 9479.
To be eligible, businesses must:
- Be the owner of a business that employs at least one (not including the business owner) other person and less than 20 people, these can be part time or casual employees.
- Operate from premises that are non-residential.
- Operate from premises that are individually metered
- Have your system installed by a as detailed on Solar Victoria’s website
- Install a solar system with a PV capacity size up to 30kW, and detailed on the .
- Provide their ABN
- Provide a WorkCover Employer Number
- Provide Certified Rateable Remuneration (as reported to WorkSafe Victoria)
- Provide a Landlord & Tenant Guidelines Consent form if the premises is rented or the premises is in a different legal name to you business. The Landlord and the tenant will have to come to an agreement about who will own the solar system.
* Seek advice from your Tax Agent about claiming your solar installation as an instant asset write off.