Rebates and assistance


Battery installation discount


The Smart Distributed Batteries (SDB) project will develop a 6MW Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to strengthen the NSW electricity network and lower electricity costs for consumers.

SolarHub, with funding from the NSW Government, is offering a point of sale discount to approximately 650 residential and small business customers to encourage battery installation. Customers will be required to join the VPP to receive the discount.

The discount is based on the sustained output of the inverter/battery system. For example, a10kWh battery exporting up to 5kW would be eligible for a $4,950 discount.

The SDB project, covering the NSW South Coast and NSW Councils surrounding the ACT, will likely provide batteries to homes affected by the recent bushfires. For an additional cost, customers will be given the option to have back-up power. This enables parts of your home or business to have power during another bushfire season, even during blackouts.


The SDB project helps participants to:

  • reduce energy bills with paid contributions each time your battery is discharged to support the NSW electricity grid
  • store extra energy production and use it when needed most
  • integrate more renewable energy into the grid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


The SDB project is being deployed in the following Council areas:

  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Eurobodalla Shire Council
  • Bega Valley Shire Council
  • Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
  • Yass Valley Council (within 100km of Canberra CBD)
  • Snowy Monaro Council (within 100km of Canberra CBD)

If you own a home or a business in one of those regions, you are eligible for the SDB discount. 

Next steps

Contact SolarHub to find out more or get a free quote.