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South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme

2022-11-16T06:50:50+00:00

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 hour capacity of the battery being installed, and capped for everyone at a maximum of $6,000 per battery installed. Home Battery Scheme subsidy levels Energy concession holder $600.00 per kilowatt hour (kWh) All other households $500.00 per kilowatt hour (kWh) A set of minimum technical requirements for battery systems has been developed to ensure the batteries are safe, reliable and capable of being recruited into a virtual power plant. While households are able to choose whether or not their home battery system operates as part of a virtual power plant, the ability to aggregate home battery systems - either now or at a future point in [...]

South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme2022-11-16T06:50:50+00:00

NSW government’s Empowering Homes solar battery loan offer

2021-05-03T01:05:49+00:00

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 a household income of no more than $180,000 per annum • own your grid-connected home, live in it and have the authority to install the system • satisfy the loan criteria. The battery-only option is for homes with existing solar. This offer does not include solar-only options. Businesses and participants in the Solar for Low Income Households trial are not eligible. Before applying Solar battery systems are not for everyone. The benefits depend on how much electricity you use and when you use it. Solar battery systems are also a significant financial investment. To make an informed choice you should read: • the program guide • [...]

NSW government’s Empowering Homes solar battery loan offer2021-05-03T01:05:49+00:00

NSW Home Solar Battery Guide

2020-12-03T00:11:56+00:00

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 and spurring a lot of interest in the community. This content taken from here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/nsw-home-solar-battery-guide-grant-young/ Link to PDF: http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/f.ashx/documents/general-publications/NSW-Home-Solar-Battery-Guide_WEB.pdf

NSW Home Solar Battery Guide2020-12-03T00:11:56+00:00

Victoria’s – Solar Battery Rebate

2020-12-03T00:12:43+00:00

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 to only use products on Solar Victoria's approved products list. To qualify for inclusion on these lists, providers and products are required to meet standards set by the Clean Energy Council, Energy Safe Victoria and other relevant authorities. The battery program targets designated postcodes with high PV penetration and population growth. To see details and eligible postcodes visit the Solar Victoria website: https://www.solar.vic.gov.au/solar-battery-rebate 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 [...]

Victoria’s – Solar Battery Rebate2020-12-03T00:12:43+00:00

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