Solar rebate scheme expanded

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DRAMATIC INCREASE: An extra 23,000 Victorian homes will be able to apply for the rebate.

AN extra 23,000 Victorian households will get state-subsidised rooftop solar panels this financial year after the government dramatically increased the monthly allocation to meet demand.

Suppliers across Victoria have lobbied the State Government to release more rebates, after the July quota of 3333 was snapped up within 90 minutes in the face of more than 10,000 applications.

On Monday 6500 rebates were released with a further 3250 to be released a fortnight later, in response to a pressure from suppliers and installers affected by the previous cap.

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