Hume City Council has partnered with the Yarra Energy Foundation and accredited solar supplier, Green Home Green Planet, to offer quality, affordable solar energy systems to Hume residents.
Most households in Hume are eligible for the financial support available from the Victorian Government to reduce the upfront cost of installing solar. This consists of a rebate of $1400 and the option of a no interest loan of $1400.
Concession card holders can find it harder to cover rising energy bills and may not have the funds available for a solar energy system, even with Victorian Government rebates. To help these households enjoy the savings from solar, Hume Council is providing rebates to concession card holders, enabling them to install a system starting with a $100 base level price. The final amount to be paid depends on the specific installation requirements and any take up of the no-interest loan.
Solar Energy Products
A solar energy system is made up of the photo-voltaic (PV) panels and an inverter. The inverter converts direct current from the panels into alternating current for use in the home.
We offer two inverter options: a standard inverter (Goodwe brand) or a premium inverter (Fronius brand). Goodwe is a cost-effective entry level option. Fronius are excellent quality and offer greater monitoring capacity of the system’s solar generation. Both options are battery-compatible if you choose to install batteries in the future.
Optimisers and micro-inverters are also available for panels that may be under shade from trees or chimneys. When the solar supplier calls you to organise a quote, they will discuss options with you.
Base Level Prices
All installed prices are inclusive of GST and are after the Federal Government’s Small-Scale Technology Certificate (STC) rebates have been applied.