The Next Generation Energy Storage Grants provides Australian Capital Territory households and businesses with a discount to install a battery storage unit connected to a new or existing rooftop solar PV system.
Through this program, the ACT Government is subsidising battery storage in around 5,000 Canberra homes and businesses. Eight battery storage and solar PV companies have been selected to do the installations through a competitive process. A discount of between $2,000 and $4,000 should apply, depending on the size of the system and the chosen installer.
The battery is charged with free solar energy from a solar PV system which can be used when needed, even when the sun isn’t shining. Energy bills can be reduced by using battery power at peak times when electricity from the grid is more expensive. The battery may also:
- provide backup power during a grid outage (some systems)
- reduce peak demand on the energy network
To be eligible for the discount you must:
- own or rent a property located in the Australian Capital Territory
- have a suitable location for the battery
The discount only applies to the battery unit. Batteries must be installed in conjunction with a new or existing solar PV system.
Check your eligibility and apply at:
- ACT Government
- call 13 22 81