Rebates and assistance


Solar PV and battery storage assistance


The Empowering Homes solar battery loan program provides interest-free loans to eligible NSW 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.

Note: The Empowering Homes solar battery loan offer is closing on 31 July 2022 at 11.59pm AEST. Eligible households can apply up until this date and time. 


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 year
  • 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.