If you’re weighing up getting a battery with your existing or new home solar energy system, then you should definitely consider the ACT Government’s Next Generation Energy Storage rebate program.
Next Gen is one of the largest rollouts of batteries in the world. The $25 million program started in early 2016 and aims to subsidise the installation of batteries in Canberra ACT at approximately 5,000 homes and small businesses.
The program offers rebates on battery installations for residential and business premises. The rebate will depend on the size of the battery and the kilowatts used. The current rebate is $825 per kilowatt (kW) of Sustained Peak Output (SPO) up to a maximum of 30kW or $24,750 for households and 50kW or $41,250 for businesses.
The goals of the Next Gen are to:
Any home owner or business in the ACT may be eligible for Next Gen. Find out how to get Solar Battery Rebate in ACT. This applies to those who already have solar and those who want Solar Rebates in Canberra.
To receive the rebate, you must meet the following criteria:
Reducing your carbon footprint
Households can get almost all of their power from renewable sources by storing and using surplus solar energy, where as simple grid-connected solar (only) systems still rely on over 50% of their electricity from the grid. Reducing demand for grid power accelerates the energy transitions and reduces the need for coal-fired power plants.
Backup power in a blackout
Want to still be able to keep the lights and fridge on during a blackout? A solar battery storage part of an integrated solar energy system can contribute to the electricity supply even when the sun isn’t shining! Products such as the LG Chem or Tesla Powerwall have an inbuilt battery inverter which enables them to charge during a blackout, and can provide backup power for days or weeks.
Additional savings with a VPP
You can increase the savings you make from your battery with a virtual power plant. Their software allows battery system owners to sell their stored energy into the grid at a premium during high wholesale spot price events.
To find out more about Next Gen, or to see if your eligible, contact us on 1300 836 050
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