Australia’s potential for solar generation is unparalleled. Our solar industry has seen continuous growth, with thousands of new solar PV and battery installations every year, thanks to the fact we receive much more energy from the sun than we need. A solar investment in Australia makes economic and environmental sense, which is why we claim the number one spot in the world for solar uptake per capita – as they say, when life gives you lemons, go solar!
This solar boom has also been supported through a diversity of government programs that encourage households (and businesses in some jurisdictions) to claim rebates or get subsidies on new solar battery installations.
These programs will vary from place to place, so it is important you familiarise yourself with the relevant one to where you live. This entry will dive specifically into the subsidy available in the SA.
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Without further ado…
Home Battery Scheme – Solar battery subsidies for SA residents
Our beautiful state of South Australia has pioneered solar solutions from the get-go. Its Home Battery Scheme aims at providing SA residents with subsidies of up to $2,000 on the cost of a battery and low interest finance options available.
Current subsidy levels are $250 per kWh for energy concession holders, and $150 per kWh for all other households, up to a maximum subsidy per battery installation of $2,000.
This is how the Home Battery Scheme works:
- You assess your eligibility with the criteria of the program.
- You contact us, an authorised solar provider, for a quote. Your quote can include solar PV panels too, but the subsidy will only apply to the battery component of the system.
- We will claim the subsidy on your behalf.
- You pay the outstanding balance of your quote directly to us. Remember we have financing and payment plan options available for this step.
- We install your new battery system at your premises.
South Australians wanting to claim the Home Battery Scheme subsidy need to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- only one subsidy per residential property
- the site must be connected to a distribution network authorised under the Electricity Act 1996 that forms part of the interconnected national electricity system
- only approved eligible equipment to be installed by a qualified system provider
- the applicant must be the owner of the property or have consent from the owner of the property to install a battery system.
A key feature of this subsidy is that it can be accessed more than once, for multiple residential properties you own – you are allowed to access the subsidy once per residential property.
If you would like more information on the scheme, please visit: https://www.homebatteryscheme.sa.gov.au/about-the-scheme
If you would like more information on the Home Battery Scheme Terms and Conditions, please download: https://www.homebatteryscheme.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/441873/DEM_HBS_Subsidy_Terms.pdf