Solar for commercial buildings

The City of Port Phillip supports commercial property owners to overcome the barriers of installing solar. We've partnered with two quality suppliers to make rooftop solar affordable and simple.

How to take part 

If you would like to participate in our solar partnership, please email us.

Please include the following in your email so our solar partners can assess your suitability for solar:

  • Contact details (your name, number, and email)
  • Property details (property address, property type, and number of levels),
  • Photos of the following:
    • A recent electricity bill
    • Electricity meter and meter box
    • Switchboard

What happens next?

Step 1 - Once you’ve emailed us, your details will be provided to our solar partners for their assessment.

Step 2 - You will then be contacted by a solar partner with an initial assessment of the suitability of your roof for solar and a preliminary cost estimate.

Step 3 - If you are willing to take the next steps, the solar partner will make a time to visit the property to confirm site details and provide a detailed quote. Council officers will be able to assist you to interpret this quote.

Step 4 - Once this quote has been approved, installation can be scheduled.

Step 5 - Following installation, the solar partner will organise paperwork for you to sign to arrange for your system to be connected to the grid. The timing of connection can vary dependent on your network provider.

If you require any assistance during this process, please don’t hesitate to contact the Sustainability Programs team at enviro@portphillip.vic.gov.au or 03 9209 6690.

Frequently asked questions

Explore our most frequently asked questions (PDF 352KB) relating to the Program.

Solar installation example 

Get a better understanding of how solar energy can work for your needs.

Commercial business based in South Melbourne (PDF 378KB)

Our recommended solar providers 

The City of Port Phillip participated in a competitive tender process led by the City of Darebin to select solar partners. These solar partners demonstrated they were high performers in relation to:

  • price
  • quality of product and warranty
  • experience and capacity to deliver solar projects across a range of sizes
  • environmental management
  • health and safety
  • financial viability

Our solar partners have been selected to provide City of Port Phillip businesses with:

  • credible expert advice on solar options 
  • an obligation-free quote
  • competitive pricing

If you are looking for solar for your business please contact us at Council.

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