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1.11Implement a solar PV bulk buy program for homes and businesses


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  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Completed
Solar Savers program for homes and businesses offers good value solar power systems.


The Solar Savers program was launched in Boroondara on 1 January 2022 offering Boroondara residents and businesses access to good value Solar PV systems.

If you’re thinking about installing solar for your home or business, help is at hand. We have partnered with the Solar Savers program, a local government initiative led by the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action. This program will help you get:

  • Free and credible advice about solar energy and government rebates
  • A trusted solar installer, chosen through an assessment process.

Why the Solar Saver Program?

Installers have been independently evaluated on their safety, product quality and value for money. They can give you a quote tailored to your energy usage, to give you a clear indication of how much you can expect to save before choosing to install. They can also provide you with advice on pension and healthcare card benefits, and the current government rebate and loan offers, which can help to reduce the up-front costs of solar installation.

Subsidies and Grants are also available for Households, Landlords and Businesses in the City of Boroondara:1

1 Note: these are various Victorian State Government supported incentives, these are for guidance only, benefit for individual circumstances will vary.

Solar Installed in the City of Boroondara

There has been a total of approximately 58,000kW of solar output installed, equating to around 10,500 individual solar panels within the City of Boroondara (to December 2022). For 2022, there was a small reduction of systems installed compared to 2021, with around 1,200 solar systems installed for each year. Overall, there has been a large uptake of solar system in our community.

Solar Output Installed Graph (cumulative) - CoB Postcodes - CER data - Kausal - 22-03-23

Chart Data Source: Australian Government, Clean Energy Regulator, Postcode data for small-scale installations - all data. Data as at 31 December 2022. Data refined to only include Solar (small-scale solar panels), and Postcodes within the City of Boroondara.

Note: this data source can have a 12 month creation period for registered persons to create their solar certificates. The 2021 and 2022 figures will continue to rise due to the 12 month creation period. This chart also includes all postcodes that fall within the City of Boroondara, as such there will be some solar systems included in this chart that fall outside the City of Boroondara.

Official description

Implement a solar PV bulk buy program for homes and businesses. Subject to feasibility, program will include additional products such as batteries and heat pumps.
(According to the action plan)

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What's left to do?

  • Todo01/01/2023

    Ongoing delivery of Solar Savers program for 2023

What has been done?

  • Done31/12/2022

    Launched Solar Savers program

Summary and contacts


01/01/2022 → Ongoing

Activity stage

Target audience

Contact persons

  • Main contact person Environmental Sustainability team

    Environmental Sustainability team

    City of Boroondara

Information updated 19/04/2023