From 1 July 2019, the Solar Homes program will introduce rebates for up to half the value of the installation of a battery storage unit for 10,000 households that already have solar panels installed.
Eligible homeowners will be able to save up to $4,838 on this installation. This will save households with an average 11kWh battery around $650 a year on their electricity bills, in addition to savings they are already making with solar panels. This will also pave the way for future microgrids, allowing households in a local area to share their stored power to lower electricity prices even further.
Victorians with a household income of up to $180,000 who live in their own home valued at up to $3 million are eligible for these rebates.
Homeowners will only be eligible for one rebate across the Solar Homes program.
Solar Victoria is responsible for delivering the Solar Homes package and will provide further details on the batteries program, including eligibility, in the coming months.
If you would like more information about the Solar Homes program, register for updates or call 1300 363 744.