Solar for residents

We have partnered with not-for-profit, Yarra Energy Foundation, to make rooftop solar affordable and simple for residents.

Covid-19 update, August 2020:

The solar program is still running during COVID-19.

Upcoming information sessions will go ahead and be conducted online.

What is the household solar program?

The Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) will help you get solar installed by arranging a quote for you including all relevant government rebates. They work with a reputable solar supplier so you know you’re getting a quality solar system.

The Victorian government is currently offering grants up to $1,850 towards solar installation.

Council is also providing extra support for low income residents. If you have received a pensioner concession on your most recent rates notice you may be eligible for an additional $1,000 rebate.

Why do we offer this program?

1 in 5 homes in Australia currently have solar installed. Council is committed to helping residents improve our City’s sustainability through installation of rooftop solar. This commitment is part of Council’s Sustainable City Community Action Plan 2017-2020 (PDF 31 MB).

How to take part?

Visit and register your interest or phone 1300 866 634 to speak with Yarra Energy Foundation. 

We run regular information sessions about the program. Visit to find out about upcoming sessions.