South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme

Available to 40,000 households, South Australian’s can now access $100 million in State Government subsidies to help pay for the installation.

With an additional $100 million provided by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, finance is also available through RateSetter to help households pay for the balance of the subsidised battery and new or additional solar if required.

The subsidy is available to all South Australians, and calculated on the kilowatt hour capacity of the battery purchased. Furthermore, Energy Concession Holders are eligible for a higher subsidy, ensuring low-income households are supported to access the Scheme.

Home Battery Scheme subsidy levels

Energy concession holderAll other households
$250.00 per kilowatt hour (kWh)$200.00 per kilowatt hour (kWh)

For example, a battery with 5kWh of storage could receive a $2500 subsidy, or $3000 for energy concession holders. While the subsidy will vary depending on the size of the battery, it is capped for everyone at a maximum of $6,000 per battery installed.


What is a home battery system?

A home battery system typically includes a battery and an inverter, paired with existing or new rooftop solar panels. Not all battery systems provide backup power. If you want a home battery system that provides uninterrupted electricity in the event of a blackout, additional equipment needs to be installed. (Ask a qualified System Provider to include this option when obtaining a quote).

The system works by storing excess generation from your solar panels during the day providing stored energy to be used when the sun goes down. By storing and using more of the energy generated by your solar system, your household will draw less energy from the grid, saving you money on your energy bill.

This means lower electricity costs for the households who purchase a system. In turn, the installation of these systems will reduce demand on the network (especially during peak periods) lowering energy prices for all South Australians.


Mannix Solar are qualified home battery providers

Mannix are qualified system providers, and we can help you provide a quality Home Battery for your home. Our expert staff can answer your questions, and allow you to make an informed decision, right for your situation.

Mannix is proud to offer a complete no obligation free quote on all products and services and we can assist and offer Finance with very competitive interest rates to suit you.