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Solar and energy saving tips

Making your home more sustainable can save you money, make your home more comfortable to live in and reduce your environmental impact to benefit future generations.

Victorian State Government Solar Homes Package

The Victorian Government has announced a new Solar Homes Package program to help Victorians reduce their power bills. Eligible households can apply for one of the two available rebates:

  • Solar Panel Rebate: The Package will provide a rebate to eligible households of 50% of the cost of a solar PV system, up to a maximum rebate of $2,225
  • Solar Hot Water Rebate: $1,000 rebate on solar hot water systems
  • Solar Battery Rebate: Eligible households can claim a discount on the cost of installing a solar battery system, up to a maximum rebate of $4838.

For more information, visit the Solar Victoria website.

Victorian Energy Compare

The Power Saving Bonus provides a $50 claim to all Victorian households which head to Victorian Energy Compare to compare their latest energy bills.

We all have the power to affect change, and while your efforts may seem small in isolation, the collective effect of everyone’s environmental action can have a significant and lasting impact.

Home Energy Audit Kits (HEAT) Pack

You can now find out how energy-efficient your home is for free, by borrowing a Home Energy Audit Kits (HEAT) Pack.

The HEAT Pack contains equipment and instructions to help you find ways to save energy and water throughout your home. 

You can borrow the HEAT Pack from any YPR Library.

Practically Green At Home

The guide, produced in partnership with Nillumbik Shire Council, includes topics such as:

  • building design and site considerations 
  • indoor environment quality
  • construction materials and waste
  • fixtures and fittings
  • furniture and finishes
  • heating and cooling, hot water systems and household appliances
  • renewable energy
  • landscaping and gardening design

If you would like guidance on home energy efficiency, please contact