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Unlock Solar for Your Apartment

Access up to $100,000 in ACT grants and zero-interest loans

About the program 

The Solar for Apartments Program, backed by the Commonwealth and ACT Governments, offers a significant opportunity for owners corporations in the ACT.
Through grants and zero-interest loans, your complex can embrace sustainable energy without the upfront costs.



Learn more on the government website >

This initiative offers up to $100,000 per eligible apartment complex, consisting of 50% grant and 50% zero-interest loan.
Co-funded under the Solar Banks Initiative and the Sustainable Household Scheme, this program enables your complex to harness solar power, enhancing value and sustainability.


What this means for you:


Unlock significant savings

Access up to $100,000 in grants and zero-interest loans, significantly reducing the cost of solar installation for your apartment complex.

Boost Property Value

Solar could increase your property’s market attractiveness and value by 12.7% according to Domain, making it a smart investment.

Simplified Process

Our team will provide you with a Shared Solar Assessment for your building to give you all the info you need and help support your grant application.

Eligibility Criteria

Who can apply?

Owners Corporations: Also known as body corporates, these entities must manage an eligible apartment complex within the ACT.

Example: Any legally recognised group responsible for managing shared spaces in apartment complexes.

What's the valuation criteria?

Average Unimproved Value: The average unimproved value of a unit must be $300,000 or less, as of any year from 2022.

Brief Description: This refers to the land value of the property without any buildings or improvements. It's assessed to ensure the program supports properties within a specific financial threshold.

What are the property requirements?

Eligible Properties

  • Apartment Complex Type: Must be a completed apartment complex with a Class A unit plan as defined in the Unit Titles Act 2001.
  • No Existing Solar: The property should not already have rooftop solar installed.
How does my apartment complex finance this?

Financial Eligibility

  • Loan Assistance: Half of the funding comes as a zero-interest loan from Brighte, ensuring manageable repayments without financial strain.
  • Repayment Criteria: Applicants must meet Brighte’s credit requirements to confirm they can sustain the loan repayment over time. 
"Rooftop solar couldn't have come at a better time. I'm recently retired, and have already found a huge difference in my powerbill".
- Elizabeth, Tenant at City West Housing

How to get started

Step 1

Submit your info to Allume

Send us a picture of your electricity meter or your latest electricity bill.
We'll provide a complimentary Shared Solar Assessment, outlining how solar can work for your property.

Step 2

Apply for the ACT Program

You now have most of the information you need to complete the application.
Anyone on the Owners Corporation can apply to access up to $100,000 in grants and a zero interest loan! 

Step 3

Install solar

Now you've been approved for the grant and loan, you'll be able to get solar installed on your shared rooftop.

Get up to 60% off your energy bills from day one!


Hear from residents who have made the transition to solar with SolShare

Case Studies


Tullamore Folia, Doncaster, Victoria

In Doncaster's Tullamore, Mirvac's Folia Apartments brings sustainable living to life with a shared 70 kW solar system for 39 apartments, completed in 2021. Energy-smart and cost-effective. 


Turner, Australian Capital Territory

In Canberra's leafy inner-north, Focus Apartments utilized their sinking fund for a 37.74 kW rooftop solar installation by SolarHub, reducing electricity bills for 20 residences since November 2020.

Botany, New South Wales

In Botany, NSW, Botany Apartments, featuring 23 townhouses and 4 apartments, revolutionized living with a 60 kW AC shared solar system installed by Energus in 2021. A step towards smart, sustainable energy use.


Contact Us

We're here to help. Submit your details and we'll get started on your complimentary Shared Solar Assessment.