Battery Schemes2020-12-03T01:08:19+00:00

Current Australian Battery Schemes

South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme

From October 2018, 40,000 South Australian households can access $100 million in State Government subsidies and $100 million in loans to pay for the installation of home battery systems. While the subsidy is available to all South Australians, Energy Concession Holders are eligible to access a higher subsidy, ensuring low-income households are supported to access the Scheme. The subsidy is applied to the battery component only, participating households can apply for finance made available through the Commonwealth Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation to help pay for the balance of the battery and to purchase new or additional solar panels, if required. The subsidy is calculated on the kilowatt [...]

NSW government’s Empowering Homes solar battery loan offer

What’s on offer? The NSW Government will help homeowners in the Hunter region access interest-free loans to install solar battery systems. These systems provide clean, renewable energy and can help you cut your energy bills. Through this offer, you can get an interest-free loan of up to: • $14,000 towards a solar PV and battery system (repayable over a range of terms up to 8 years), or • $9000 towards retrofitting a battery system to an existing solar PV system (repayable over a range of terms up to 10 years). Eligibility To qualify, you must: • live in one of these postcodes in the Hunter region • have [...]

NSW Home Solar Battery Guide

A key aspect to a distributed energy future, powered by renewables, is the ability to store energy during the solar peak (in the middle of the day) to be used—or dispatched—when it’s most valuable (like in the early evening peak). Doing so provides benefits for both the battery owner, but also for the broader energy ecosystem. We believe that home-scale battery technology has a significant role to play in this regard. While the control mechanisms for behind-the-meter storage are still relatively nascent, batteries are growing in popularity, as the economics improve. Tesla’s Powerwall 2 announcement late last year had a big impact, with other manufacturers dropping their prices to match [...]

Victoria’s – Solar Battery Rebate

Solar Victoria are now rolling out a battery rebate scheme to help identify demand and battery usage in Victoria. In 2019-20 there will be 1,000 rebates of up to $4,838 for a solar battery system. Installing a battery can help a typical household save up to $640 a year. Solar Victoria requires stringent quality and safety standards to be met so that solar customers applying for a rebate receive a high-quality product, installed safely by a qualified professional. For customers to receive a rebate, it is necessary to use only authorised retailers, installers and solar products. We maintain a regularly updated list of authorised providers, who are required [...]