Rebates and assistance


Solar PV and battery storage assistance

Program name
Empowering Homes Program


The Empowering Homes Program provides interest-free loans to eligible New South Wales Hunter region residents to install solar PV and battery storage systems. Different loan amounts are available depending on your circumstances:

  • up to $14,000 for installing a solar PV and battery storage system
  • up to $9000 for retrofitting a storage battery to an existing solar PV system


  • reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • lower electricity bills

Key eligibility

To qualify, you must:

  • live in one of these postcodes in the Hunter region
  • have a household income of no more than $180,000 per annum
  • own your grid-connected home, live in it and have the authority to install the system
  • satisfy the loan criteria.

This offer does not include solar-only PV options. Businesses and participants in the Solar for Low Income Households trial are not eligible.

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility at:

The NSW Government website