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Solar Partnership PrograM

WHAT IS IT?

The City of Port Phillip is committed to addressing the low rates of rooftop solar installations across our municipality. The Solar Partnership Program has been developed to provide our residents, businesses and community organisations with a solar option that is credible and cost effective.

We are particularly keen to support apartment dwellers and businesses to overcome the barriers of installing solar.

WHY HAVE IT?

The City of Port Phillip has a very low rate of rooftop solar installations compared to the rest of Australia. This Program reduces the up-front cost of installation and provides trusted advice and support to participants.

This initiative is being delivered through the Sustainable City Community Action Plan which outlines Council’s sustainability programs for the community. 


Solar information sessions

There are two free information sessions to support business owners and apartment dwellers to understand more about the Program and solar energy. Expert sustainability consultants and our selected solar providers will be on hand to answer any questions.

  • Book your place at our free Information Session for Apartment Buildings

  • Book your place at our free Information Session for Commercial/Industrial Buildings

Learn about our Solar Partnership, and how you can access

  • credible expert advice on solar options for apartment buildings

  • an obligation-free quote

  • competitive pricing


HOW TO TAKE PART

If you would like to participate in our Solar Partnership, please complete our online form here

Please note, for our Solar Partners to assess your suitability for solar, you will need to following information on hand:

  • Contact details

  • Property details

  • Photos of the following:

    • A recent electricity bill

    • Electricity meter

    • Meter box

    • Switchboard

    • Likely roof access point

    • Of your roof from the East, North, and West (if visible from the ground)

What happens next?

Step 1 - Once you’ve completed the online form, 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 relating to the Program.



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Our Recommended Solar Provider

Our Solar Partner has been selected to provide City of Port Phillip residents and businesses with:

  • credible expert advice on solar options for apartment buildings

  • an obligation-free quote

  • competitive pricing

The City of Port Phillip participated in a competitive tender process led by the City of Darebin. Our Solar Partners were required to demonstrate that 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