Commercial and Owners Corporation Solar

WHAT IS IT?

The City of Port Phillip is supporting commercial property owners and owners corporations to overcome the barriers of installing solar.

Council has partnered with two quality suppliers to make rooftop solar affordable and simple for commercial businesses and owners corporations.

WHY HAVE IT?

Council is committed to helping helping improve our City’s sustainability through installation of rooftop solar. This commitment is part of Council’s Sustainable City Community Action Plan (2017-2020). 


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

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OUR RECOMMENDED SOLAR PROVIDERs

Our Solar Partners have 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

If you are looking for solar for common areas of an apartment block or a business seeking solar please contact us at Council.