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What’s Going On With The Victorian Solar Rebate?

Last week, the solar industry protested outside the Victorian Parliament – with installers and retailers protesting against the Victorian Government’s Solar Victoria rebate scheme for households to install solar and batteries. What? An industry complaining about government rebates and subsidies that make their products cheaper? What’s going on? Well, as with most government incentive programs – and especially solar rebates and incentives, the intention is great, but often the way they are implemented has unintended effects. What is the Victorian Solar Rebate Program? The Rebate Program, run by Solar Victoria, provides means-tested rebates to households as follows: A rebate of
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