NSW Wollongong Solar & Battery Rebate information 2024

Solar and battery rebate

Solar & Battery Rebates Explained for NSW

Maximise Your Savings with Solar & Battery Rebates

At EcoEase, we understand that transitioning to renewable energy can be a significant investment. Fortunately, New South Wales (NSW) offers various incentives and rebates to help reduce the cost of solar and battery installations, making it more affordable for households to switch to sustainable energy solutions. Here’s an in-depth look at the available rebates and how they can benefit you.

NSW Government Incentives

The NSW Government is committed to promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency across the state. Several programs are available to support the installation of solar panels and battery storage systems.

1. Residential Battery Incentives

The NSW Government is starting a battery rebate program in November 2024. While details are still being worked out the overall support is ranging from $1600 to $2400.  The same Government has also launched the Empowering Homes program, which provides interest-free loans to eligible households for the installation of solar battery systems. This program aims to increase the adoption of renewable energy and enhance energy security by encouraging the installation of battery storage in conjunction with solar panels.

Key Features:

  • Interest-Free Loans: Up to $14,000 for a solar battery system or up to $9,000 for adding a battery to an existing solar system.
  • Eligibility: Homeowners with a combined household income of up to $180,000.
  • Application Process: Apply through the program’s official website, and once approved, you can proceed with the installation using an approved supplier.

For more information, visit the NSW Residential Battery Incentives page.

2. Solar for Low-Income Households

This initiative is designed to assist low-income households in reducing their energy bills through the installation of free solar systems. The program is available to eligible pensioners who own their homes and meet the specified criteria.

Key Features:

  • Free Solar Systems: Eligible households receive a fully funded solar system, including installation.
  • Eligibility: Homeowners who receive the Age Pension or Disability Support Pension and live in eligible areas.

Federal Government Incentives

In addition to state-based incentives, the Australian Federal Government offers several programs to support the adoption of solar and battery systems.

1. Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES)

The SRES provides financial incentives for individuals and businesses to install eligible small-scale renewable energy systems, including solar panels and battery storage. Under this scheme, you can earn Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) that can be sold to recoup part of the installation costs.

Key Features:

  • STCs: The number of STCs you earn depends on the size of your system and the amount of renewable energy it generates.
  • Eligibility: All Australian households and businesses installing eligible systems.
  • Process: Your installer will usually handle the registration and sale of STCs, applying the rebate as a discount on the installation cost.

For more details, visit the Clean Energy Council Government Programs page.

How Eco Ease Can Help

At Eco Ease, we are committed to making renewable energy accessible and affordable for all residents in Wollongong and beyond. Here’s how we can assist you in taking full advantage of these rebates:

  1. Expert Consultation: Our team will guide you through the available incentives and determine which programs you are eligible for.
  2. Hassle-Free Application: We assist you with the application process for both state and federal rebates, ensuring you receive the maximum financial support available.
  3. Quality Installation: With our professional installation services, you can be confident in the quality and performance of your solar and battery systems.
  4. Ongoing Support: We provide continuous support and maintenance services to ensure your system operates efficiently for years to come.

Start Your Journey Towards Energy Independence

Take the first step towards a more sustainable and cost-effective energy future with Eco Ease. Contact us today for a free consultation and discover how you can benefit from the various solar and battery rebates available in NSW.