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Support to go electric   

We partner with local government initiative Solar Savers to make installing solar, batteries, hot water systems and heating and cooling systems easier for local homeowners, renters, landlords and business owners.

Find out more about products and rebates and get a tailored quote on the Solar Savers website

Check if you need any permits before installing solar panels by reading our Install solar panels guide.

Home energy assessments

We’ve partnered with Government-accredited Scorecard assessors, Ephe, to offer our community quality home energy assessments at an affordable cost.

The national Residential Efficiency Scorecard is a government-backed and subsidised program that offers a Scorecard star rating for your home, just like your washing machine, and provides tailored recommendations for improvements to help you reduce your energy costs and emissions.

Boroondara residents can access a Scorecard assessment with a further 50% discount off the already subsidised Victorian Energy Upgrade program (VEU) price . Boroondara residents who hold one of the below concession cards, can access an assessment for 75% off the VEU subsidised price: 

  • Health Care Card
  • Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card

Ephe will apply the Victorian Energy Upgrade program subsidy and the Council discount at the time of booking. If you hold an eligible concession card, you will need to provide proof when booking.

Each household is eligible for one Council discounted assessment.

Visit the Boroondara page on the Ephe website for pricing information and to book. 

Track your energy use

You can keep track of your energy use at home, work or school by using:

  • a home energy meter
  • a thermal imaging camera.

Home energy meter

You'll need to pick it up from the library. The kit comes with instructions and worksheets.

Thermal imaging camera

You'll need to pick it up from the library.

Thermal imaging cameras help:

  • reveal where heat is leaking into or out of your house
  • show gaps in insulation
  • find appliances that are using a lot of energy.

The kit comes with a charging cable, adaptor and user guide.

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