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Queensland’s Battery Rebate Program 2024

The official details of the Queensland Battery Rebate Program 2024 have now been published as the QLD Government is currently accepting applications for the program. In a ground-breaking move towards sustainable energy, Queensland is set to empower households with the Battery Booster Rebate Scheme, now open to eligible Queenslanders.

To see the complete details of the QLD Battery Booster Program verified by the Queensland Government click here and to review the guidelines for Battery Booster Applicant click here.

What is the value of a solar battery?

The concept of a solar battery is simple. Any power you generate in the day through your solar system that you do not use, (aptly termed “excess power”) is stored in a solar battery rather than sending it back to the grid. When the sun goes down, and your solar panels are off-duty, the battery steps in, supplying your household with that stored energy. It’s like having a personal stash of sunshine, minimising your reliance on the power grid and making you a bona fide champion for a greener, more sustainable future.

Yet, let’s not sugar-coat it. Like any technology, solar batteries have certain quirks.

  • Will your battery be so small that it will have minimal impact on your power bill?
  • Can it charge fast enough to store all your excess solar?
  • Can it discharge fast enough to cover your dinnertime load?
  • Will it work in a blackout, and if so, what appliances will it be able to run in a blackout?
  • Who’s holding the warranty? There are a lot of start-up battery manufacturers!

When it comes to Solar batteries, it’s worth knowing what exactly you are buying. Learn more about your options through the articles below before making an informed decision. Knowledge is power, after all.

QLD Solar Battery

How much is the QLD solar battery rebate?

The initiative offers rebates of up to $4,000.00 to eligible Queensland homeowners, with a joint funding commitment of $24 million from federal and state governments. This ambitious move sets its sights on reaching around 4,000 QLD households, aiming to pave the way for a more sustainable and cost-efficient energy landscape.

The Queensland government aims to break down the financial obstacles, such as the high upfront costs, that hinder many households from embracing solar technology. In addition, Minister Mick de Brenni expressed that the QLD battery booster was specifically designed to help the residents of Queensland reduce their electricity expenses, with the Department of Energy and Public Works working in partnership with the industry to ensure the safety and efficiency of the program.

Who can apply for the QLD solar battery rebate?

To be eligible for this initiative, there are specific criteria that households have to adhere to. Here are the confirmed details.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Individual homeowners with a combined annual household taxable income of $180,000 or less are eligible for the program. The rebate amount is tiered based on taxable income:
    • Under $66,667: $4,000 rebate.
    • Over $66,667 and up to $180,000: $3,000 rebate.
  • Own the residential property in Queensland where you intend to install the system, whether it’s a single-family house, community lot (such as a townhouse or retirement village home), or granny flat. The property can have a mortgage, but you must be the registered owner
  • Eligible only if the solar battery is purchased during the program and after conditional approval.
  • A minimum battery size of 6 kWh from an approved battery systems list.
  • Households must have at least a 5 kW solar PV system.
  • Installation must be done by an approved installer.

This article is based on available information as of the Queensland Government’s official announcement on February 12th, 2024. Fill in the form below to get an obligation-free quote for your rebate application.

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