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South Australian Home Battery Scheme

This is gonna be MASSIVE, so don't muck around.

Up to $6000 available per battery installed*.

*Based on the usable power available from the battery and a subsidy of $600 per kWh for concession holders and $500 per kWh for non-concession holders.

The following information is from the South Australian Department of Energy and Mining website.

South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme

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, however 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 time - creates opportunities to address network issues and smooth loads by balancing out peak power demands.

The last bit above is important. In South Australia there are nearly a quarter of a million rooftops with solar panels installed, the demand is going to be massive, it'll be "first in, best dressed".

Updated:

Actual dates, battery brands, models and any accredited supplier list is yet to be finalised by the SA Government. Because of the expected demand, SA Regional Solar has decided to seek serious applicants and ask for an expression of interest.

Once the government releases more details and the program begins to roll out, we will seek confirmation from you. Our customers will then be in the best position to take advantage of this fantastic government initiative and will be dealing with the company that they prefer and trust. We'll keep you informed of the process as it unfolds.

So if you prefer to deal with SA Regional Solar, waste no time and sign up using the form below to secure your spot on our list!

Battery Purchase Signup Form

This form is to submit an expression of interest to be added to SA Regional Solar's list as your preferred supplier of all things solar.

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