Install rooftop solar

Thousands of Yarra homes are already saving with rooftop solar.

Installing a solar PV system gives you access to affordable clean energy and is a practical way to act on the climate crisis.

A solar system will typically pay for itself through your energy bill savings in 3 to 5 years and you’ll continue to benefit over the next 25 years.  

Yarra solar program

You can access a quality, affordable solar system through the Yarra Energy Foundation's Yarra Solar Program.

  • YEF have taken the guesswork out of going solar, by selecting a reputable solar installer and negotiating a discounted price on quality solar products. 
  • Funded by Yarra Council, YEF can also provide other free energy advice and help you compare solar quotes so you can choose a system that best meets your needs.
  • They can help you access government rebates (up to $1,850) and no interest loans, subject to your eligibility.

Contact the Yarra Energy Foundation for free, independent advice and a tailored quote.

  • Going solar: How it works

    Find out about solar, and if it’s right for you and your home.

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  • Choosing a solar system

    What to look for in a solar company and solar system, getting value for money, rebates and more. 

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  • Getting the most out of solar

    Now that you’ve installed solar, learn how to save energy and save on your bills.

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  • All about batteries

    Find out about batteries and if they’re right for you.

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  • Solar for renters and landlords

    Learn about options and rebates to help renters and landlords go solar.

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  • Solar for apartments

    Find out about options for apartment residents to install solar.

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  • Heritage overlays and solar panels

    You may need to submit a planning permit application if you live in a heritage overlay and want to install solar panels. 

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  • Local solar stories

    Learn how Don, a Richmond retiree, is saving with solar; and how Amaryll from Clifton Hill is helping her tenants save. 

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  • Our solar story

    We're powered by solar with more than 2,900 solar panels across 38 Council buildings.

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