Overview

The Next Generation Energy Storage Grants provide Australian Capital Territory households and businesses with a discount to install a battery storage unit connected to a new or existing rooftop solar PV system.

Through this program, the ACT Government is subsidising battery storage in around 5000 Canberra homes and businesses. Solahart Canberra is one of the battery storage and solar power companies that were selected to do the installations through a competitive process.

The current rebate is $825 per kilowatt (kW) up to a maximum of 30 kW. A standard household with a 5 kW system would typically be eligible for around $4,000 in support.

Benefits

Batteries are charged with solar energy from a solar power system or when the utility rates are low. The stored energy can then be used later on when needed, or when the sun isn’t shining. Energy bills could be reduced by using battery power at peak times when the electricity purchased from the grid is more expensive.

Other benefits:

  • some battery storage systems may provide backup power during a grid outage
  • the use of batteries may reduce peak demand on the energy network

Eligibility

To be eligible for a rebate, your new battery system must:

  • be a new system that has not already been supported by the program

  • be connected to the electricity grid

  • be coupled with solar panels

  • include a new or existing inverter that meets the Next Gen requirements.**

Solar panel systems currently supported by a premium feed-in tariff (FiT) are not eligible for support under the program. However, you may be able to add a new solar and battery system at your residence to access the rebate.

For eligible systems, the rebate is automatically included in the cost of the system quoted by providers.

**Solahart Canberra will be able to discuss your requirements with you and advise which systems are eligible for support.

Other conditions may apply. Find out more here.

Next Generation Energy Storage Grants

To find out more about the Next Generation Energy Storage Grants, or to get an accurate in-home solar assessment, just fill in your details or call 1300 721 984.

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