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Solar Assistance can help you fund your own solar panel system, from 10kW in size up to 100kW. We’ll design and install the system for you, reducing the upfront cost by between $2,500 and $25,000 (excl GST), depending on its size. For every kW of solar you install, you’ll get a discount of $250 (excl GST). Once your system is up and running, the solar energy it generates won’t cost you anything; however other associated costs such as maintenance will still apply.

Please note, this assistance package is open until the earlier of 30 June 2020 or the subscription limit being reached.

Solar Assistance is intended for customers who are able to purchase the subsidised solar system upfront. You should make your own enquiries and seek independent legal advice as to whether Solar Assistance is appropriate for you and your financial circumstances.

A site inspection is required to determine site suitability, and we will discuss with you what size system is appropriate for your circumstances. You may be required, at your cost, to ensure that your premises are suitable for the solar system.

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Customer Type


I am a registered farmer with the ATO as a primary producer and have an ABN number^

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I am a small business entity as per ATO guidelines#

My business is registered for GST with the Australia Government’s Business Registration Service

Preferred call back time


 

Have a question about your application? Call our dedicated Solar Assistance support line on 1300 361 391 between 9am – 5pm AET, Monday to Friday.

Looking for financial support?

See if you’re eligible to apply for our Drought Relief Assistance.

FAQs

When will I be contacted to discuss the suitability of my application?
Within 15 business days.
How will I be notified?
Applicants will be contacted via phone call and/or email.
Do I need to be an AGL Customer to be eligible for the Solar Assistance package?
No, applicants do not need to have a pre-existing AGL electricity or gas account to be eligible for the Solar Assistance package.
How much discount will be applied to my bill?
Depending on the size of the solar PV system installed, the upfront solar discount which is a once off payment applied to the solar system price on a lump sum basis before taxes, will be between $2,500 - $25,000 (excl GST). Farmers can choose any system size from 10kW up to 100kW and receive a $250 discount per kW installed (excl GST).
How will the discount or credit be applied?
The upfront solar discount is a once off payment applied to the solar system price on a lump sum basis before taxes.
Can I choose to have the solar discount paid in cash?
No. Funding from this program is only available via a credit or discount.
What will be the remaining cost of the solar panels after the discount?
This will depend on the size of the solar panels installed. Our team will assess and determine the best fit for your circumstances.
Can I apply for the Solar Assistance across multiple accounts?
No, applicants can only apply for the Solar Assistance package on one business account.
How many other AGL Farmers Assist initiatives can I apply for?
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may apply for Drought Relief Assistance and Solar Assistance.
What’s the min/max system size I can apply for?
Farmers can choose any system size from 10kW up to 100kW and receive a $250 discount per kW installed (excl GST).
How long after my application being approved will the solar PV system be installed?
We will advise of the target date for installation. The time depends on the project complexity and location.
Do I have to have a specific system type installed?
Yes. AGL provides a turnkey solution taking care of the engineering design, procurement and installation of the system.
Can AGL help with installation?
AGL installs the Solar PV system.
^Primary Producer (ATO definition): A primary producer is an individual, partnership, trust or company operating a primary production business if they undertake: plant or animal cultivation (or both) fishing or pearling (or both) tree farming or felling (or both).
https://www.ato.gov.au/business/primary-producers/primary-production-activities/

#Small Business Entity (ATO definition): You are a small business entity if you are carrying on a business with less than $10 million aggregated turnover. When we say ‘you’ we mean the individual, partnership, company or trust that runs the business.

Additional Terms and Conditions:
  •  Solar Assistance Incentive is a discount to the system price of $250 (excl GST) for each 1kW installed
  •  Minimum system size eligible for the discount is 10kW
  •  Maximum system size eligible for the discount is 100kW
  •  Applicants do not need to have an active AGL electricity or gas account
  •  Cannot be applied to multiple accounts (if customers has more than 1 business account)
  •  For outright purchases, the Upfront Solar Discount is a once off payment applied to the system price on a lumpsum basis before taxes
  •  Eligible only for systems supplied and installed by AGL
  •  System sizing subject to engineering design
  •  Subject to the solar sale standard AGL Terms & Conditions which are available upon request
  •  The offer for Solar Assistance is only available to 30th June 2020 unless fully subscribed