Home Battery Scheme Kicks Off in SA

As announced by the South Australian government in September, from 29 October — approved batteries purchased through an authorised System Provider will be eligible for a subsidy of up to $6,000.

The subsidy is available to 40,000 homes and includes a kitty of $100 million in loans put up by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and accessible via RateSetter.

The pricing is dictated by the nameplate capacity of the battery — $500 per kWh or $600 if you are an Energy concession holder. So a battery with 5kW storage would be eligible to the order of $2,500 or even $3,000 for a concessionaire.

Authorised System Providers are those that employ CEC accredited installers, install CEC approved kit and, until January 2019, must have local offices, staff SA residents and install batteries manufactured or assembled in State.

Batteries must additionally have internet connectivity, be grid connected, carry minimum warranties (5 years for product plus workmanship, 7 for performance) and be capable of becoming a part of a VPP (Virtual Power Plant).

sonnen Eco 8

So sonnen installed by local SA companies until January, basically. Come New Year the market will diversify to include Tesla, Enphase and etc.

Interested in looking into a solar storage solution for your home? Be in touch today with a friendly, helpful and informative Astra Solar consultant.

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