Rebates and assistance


Battery installation discount


The Smart Distributed Batteries (SDB) project, with funding from the NSW Government, will develop a 6 MW virtual power plant (VPP) to strengthen the NSW electricity network and reduce electricity costs.

SolarHub is offering a 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, a 10 kWh battery exporting up to 5 kW would be eligible for a $4950 discount.

The SDB project, covering the NSW south coast and NSW councils surrounding the ACT, will likely provide batteries to homes affected by the bushfires. For an additional cost, customers will be given back-up power in the event of bushfires and blackouts.


The SDB project helps participants to:

  • reduce energy bills with paid contributions each time their battery is discharged to support the NSW electricity grid
  • store extra energy for use when needed
  • 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 100 km of Canberra CBD)
  • Snowy Monaro Council (within 100 km of Canberra CBD)

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


Administered by: SolarHub

Website: Smart Distributed Batteries Project