Battery rebates, lower energy bills

Combining battery storage with your rooftop solar system is a fantastic way to have a supply of clean energy when the sun isn’t shining, and reducing your energy bills.

Batteries can be used to store energy from renewable and other sources, including from your rooftop solar panels.

Throughout the day, your rooftop solar panels capture energy from the sun, which is transformed into power for your home by an inverter. Excess energy generated by your solar panels is sent to your battery. This means you can use the stored energy to power your home when you need it most – including at night or when it’s overcast.

With battery storage, you can save at peak times when it’s most expensive to buy from the grid. The Next Generation Energy Storage program is supporting the installation of up to 5,000 battery storage system in homes and businesses across Canberra. The program provides around $4000 in support for the average residential system, but can vary depending on the size and type of system installed.

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