- Batteries are an energy storage technology that uses chemicals to absorb and release energy
on demand. Lithium-ion is the most common battery chemistry used to store electricity.
- Coupling batteries with renewable energy generation allows that energy to be stored during
times of low demand and released (or dispatched) at times of peak demand.
- Battery is the brightest development for the future of renewavle energy and the use of batteries
for renewable energy is expected to increase over the coming years.
Eligibility for battery rebate:
- The property already has solar PV panels with a capacity equal to or greater than 5kW or is arranging to have one installed in conjunction with the solar battery installation.
- Pre-approval is obtained from your Distributed Network Service Provider (DNSP) to safely connect a battery to the grid
- The energy storage solution is listed on Solar Victoria’s Approved Battery List and the property does not have an existing energy storage system
- They are the owner-occupier of the property where the system is to be installed
- The combined household taxable income of all owners is less than $180,000 a year (based on your Australian Tax Office Notice of Assessment).
- It is an existing property, valued at under $3 million based on the current council rates notice
- They have not already received a rebate as an owner-occupier under the Solar Homes Program
- The property address has not previously taken part in the Solar Homes Program
- The owner's agrees to receive information from their Distribution Network Service Provider about taking part in battery trials to maximise the value households get from them.