About Us

Look to the Sun


We are a locally owned, family business and have been providing electrical services in the Gippsland region in Victoria for over ten years. We are a Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer providing on and off grid solar systems and battery storage. Our qualified technicians are passionate about providing the highest standard and quality of workmanship and service for our clients.
We are set apart by our values and culture. Relationship is at the core of why we do business and we are proud partners of Red Frogs Australia, a chaplaincy support network for young people. In 2018 and 2019 our whole Lima Team connected with thousands of young people in Gippsland at community events, skate parks, music festivals and high schools. Teaching on party safe behaviour, mental health, self-esteem and worth, our team stepped into nine high schools including; Traralgon College, Traralgon St Pauls, Kurnai College Morwell & Churchill, Lowanna College, Warragul Regional College, Marist-Sion College, Drouin Secondary College and Lavalla Catholic College. Your business could help our team empower teenagers locally to make positive choices and be a voice of change in their culture.
We value each job and the people we serve!

LEAD STAFF

Mark Young

Electrician/Manager
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Chris Gratton

Electrician/Manager
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Virginia Gratton

Office Manager
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Linda Young

Administration
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Our Vision

Sustainable Energy For All

Our Values

Relationship: It’s the core of who we are. We genuinely value people as people, not as another sale.

Excellence: In everything surpassing ordinary standards. We don’t take shortcuts, even the smallest details are tended to with extraordinary artistry.

Integrity: We mean what we say. Fair, ethical and honest behaviour.

Sustainability: We cherish and restore people and the environment.

Compliance: We have a commitment to uphold standards and ensure the health & safety of our team, the environment and the communities in which we work.

Spreading some light on all the rebates

The following information is applicable to the state of Victoria as at 24 July 2020.

Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs)

Small scale renewable energy systems (up to 100kW) are entitled to a number of small scale technology certificates known as “STCs” under the Australian Government incentive called the ‘Renewable Energy Target’ (RET). The RET is designed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in the electricity sector and encourage the additional generation of electricity from sustainable and renewable sources.

The number of certificates that can be created per system is based on its geographical location, installation date, and the amount of electricity in megawatt hours (MWh). Once created and validated, these certificates act as a form of currency and can be sold to recoup a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing the system, or transferred to other individuals and businesses at a negotiated price.

Small scale technology certificate/s are included as a point of sale discount in our quotations. The STC operates like a share market and each STC can fluctuate in price at any given time. On acceptance of the quote we can have the STC amount fixed, as stated on the quotation. If you decline the STC offered in the quote, you have the option to source the STC financial incentive at your own expense. For further information on STCs go to the Clean Energy Regulation website: http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/RET

Solar Homes Program

The Victorian Government released a number of solar rebates in 2018, including solar panel rebates, solar hot water rebates and solar battery rebates. For further information go to the Solar Victoria website: https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/

Solar Panel Rebate

Solar Victoria are providing a rebate of up to $1,850 for solar panel (PV) system installation, for homeowners and rental properties. To further reduce installation costs, householders can apply for an interest-free loan, for an amount equivalent to their rebate amount. The loan is required to be repaid over four years.

We will upload your quote to the Solar Victoria Portal (the Portal), which will trigger the online process for your eligibility assessment. Once this is done, all you will need to do is upload proof of income and a Rates notice to confirm your details. 

Am I eligible – homeowners?

Victorian households are eligible to receive a rebate for installing a solar PV system if they meet the following criteria:

  • they are the owner-occupier of the property 
  • the owners have a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per year (based on last year’s Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million
  • they do not have an existing solar PV system*
  • Eligibility Criteria – rental properties

Victorian rental properties owners are eligible to receive a solar rebate under the Program if the:

  • tenants receive a combined household taxable income of less than $180,000 per annum (based on any of the last two year’s taxable income)
  • property is valued at under $3 million
  • does not already have solar panels (PV) installed
  • there has been no prior participation in the Solar Homes program for that address
  • a Solar Homes Landlord Rebate Agreement is signed by landlord and all tenant(s)

Solar Battery Rebate

Solar Victoria are providing 1,000 rebates in 2019-20 of up to $4,174 for a solar battery system. Installing a battery can help a typical household save up to $640 a year. 

Eligibility Criteria:

Victorians eligible to receive a battery rebate if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • the property is within a designated postcode and already has solar PV panels with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW
  • pre-approval is obtained from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP) to safely connect a battery to the grid
  • the energy storage solution is listed on Solar Victoria’s Approved Battery List and the property does not have an existing energy storage system
  • they are the owner-occupier of the property where the system is to be installed
  • the combined household taxable income of all owners is less than $180,000 a year (based on your Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment)
  • it is an existing property, valued at under $3 million based on the current council rates notice
  • the property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program
  • the owner/s agrees to receive information from their Distribution Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials to maximise the value households get from them
  • owner/s agree to receive a free safety inspection and/or audit under the Solar Victoria Audit Program, if selected.

Contact Us

MAIL

PO Box 576
Moe Vic 3825

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday
9am – 5pm

LIMA ELECTRICAL & SOLAR PTY LTD

(03) 5127 7725
[email protected]

ACN 637 431 540

ABN 59 637 431 540

REC No. 21361

Contact

87 Heartsridge Rd,
Trafalgar East VIC 3824

(03) 5127 7725

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