Australia receives energy from the sun that is approximately 10,000 times larger than its total energy consumption. It comes as no surprise that we are number 1 in the world when it comes to solar uptake per capita – as they say, when life gives you lemons, go solar!
This incredible boom of the solar industry in Australia has 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 rebate available in the ACT.
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Without further ado…
Next Gen Battery Storage Program – Solar battery rebates for ACT residents
The ACT’s Next Gen Battery Storage Program is aimed at helping with $825 per kW* off the cost of a solar battery in Canberra, Hall, Tharwa and Oaks Estate. After the rebate for example, an Eveready Energy Vault solar battery with a 3kW inverter would save you $2,475 (ex GST) off your installation.
* It is worth mentioning this rebate is capped at $24,750 and is based on inverter size not battery capacity. In the example above, the Eveready solar battery with a 3kW inverter gets $825 x 3 = $2,475 rebate.
This is how the Next Gen Battery Storage Program works:
- You assess your eligibility with the criteria of the program (see below for more details).
- You contact us, an authorised solar provider, for a battery quote.
- You submit your order for rebate approval.
- You pay the outstanding balance of your quote directly to us. Remember we have financing and payment plan options available for this step.
- Once approved, we install your new battery system at your premises.
Homes and businesses in the ACT (excluding Jervis Bay Territory) wanting to claim this rebate need to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- the new battery system must be coupled with solar panels
- the premises are connected to the electricity grid
- only for new systems that have not already been supported by the program
- sourced from an approved battery supplier.
If you would like more information on the Next Gen Battery Storage Program, please visit: https://www.climatechoices.act.gov.au/policy-programs/next-gen-energy-storage