What is the solar battery subsidy in South Australia?
The South Australian Home Battery Scheme has continued allowing residents to reduce their energy bills and take control of their energy usage.
In October last year, the South Australian State Government introduced the Home Battery Scheme to help households store excess energy generated by solar rooftop systems. The program enables South Australian homes to receive up to $6000 for storage batteries and access $100 million in low interest loans for eligible applicants to purchase and install a solar storage battery.
The program presents the opportunity for 40,000 households to purchase a subsidised solar storage battery to ad to a standard solar PV system, the amount of which is determined by the size of the battery purchased. Households can receive $500 per kilowatt hour of the battery purchased, and energy concession holders can receive $600 per kilowatt hour of battery purchased up to a maximum of $6000 per battery.
Why add battery storage?
The main benefit of installing a storage battery is to gain independence from the grid by storing excess electricity produced by a rooftop solar system. This excess can then be used during the evenings or in the morning when electricity is in peak demand and often the most expensive.
Batteries fitted with blackout protection can help to secure a household’s energy supply by protecting your house from the effects of a grid outage. So, when a blackout hits, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your essential appliances still have power allowing you to go about your day.
Who can install your solar storage battery under the Home Battery Scheme?
In order to be eligible for the subsidy in South Australia, only Clean Energy Council Approved Retailers can install your system.
Sunbank Solar is a Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer. We are committed to continually improving industry standards and providing services that promote clean energy.
Sunbank Solar has signed on to the Clean Energy Council Solar Retailer Code of Conduct – the only solar industry code of conduct authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
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