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ACT Sustainable Household Scheme

The Scheme offers 0% interest loans of between $2,000 to $15,000 to eligible ACT households. Get started today by requesting quotes from eligible vendors.

Find out if you're eligible

Products available through the Scheme

Solar panels

Category A

Solar & batteries

  • Household rooftop solar PV systems
  • Household battery storage systems
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure
  • Rebate available of up to $2,500 for solar
More details
Electric stovetop

Category B

Energy efficient upgrades

  • Electric heating & cooling systems – reverse cycle
  • Hot Water Heat Pumps (HWHP)
  • Efficient electric stove tops
More details
Electric vehicles on a driveway

Category C

Electric vehicles

  • New and used electric vehicles
More details
Solar planning

How to get started

Step 1: Find a supplier

Use the Brighte Marketplace to review a personalised list of local vendors that can help you install your desired product.

Step 2: Get a quote

You can request quotes from multiple suppliers. So don't be afraid to shop around.

Step 3: Apply for finance

Once you’ve found your preferred supplier, let them know you would like to participate in the Sustainable Household Scheme and they will start the loan process on your behalf. Brighte will then contact you to apply for the Sustainable Household Scheme's 0% interest loan.

That’s it! Once approved for finance, your chosen vendor will take care of the installation process for you.

Get started

ACT Government buyers guides and workshops

We encourage all customers to review the ACT buyers guides and to attend an online workshop for help with your energy efficiency choices.

Buyers guides or book an online workshop

Frequently asked questions

Who is Brighte?

Brighte’s purpose is to power a brighter future, today.

We’re on a mission to make every home sustainable starting with 1 million Brighte powered homes.

We passionately believe that sustainable homes can be both affordable and comfortable, without compromise. That people deserve to love the homes they live in now and not have to wait until tomorrow.

Click around our website to learn more about Brighte.

What type of products can I purchase through the Scheme?

From solar and battery storage to electric heating & cooling systems; the ACT Sustainable Househouse Hold Energy Scheme gives you a range of options to make your home more sustainable.

Energy generation, storage and EV charging (Category A)
  • Household rooftop solar PV systems
  • Household battery storage systems
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure
Replacement of gas or inefficient electric appliances (Category B)
  • Electric heating & cooling systems – reverse cycle
  • Hot Water Heat Pumps (HWHP)
  • Efficient electric stove tops
Electric vehicles (Category C)
  • New and used

The ACT Government have put together eligibility guidelines which covers the ins and outs of the Scheme.

Am I eligible for the scheme?

Eligibility requirements are unique to each category. But to help you navigate the ins and outs of the scheme, the ACT government have put together guidelines which covers the eligibility requirements for each category.

What is the home Energy support rebate?

Eligible households will now be able to access the Home Energy Support rebate of up to $2,500 for solar only.

You can find the full details of the available rebates on the ACT Climate Choices website.

How do I find the Unimproved Value (UV) of my property?

You can find the Unimproved Value (UV) of your property by visiting Access Canberra and entering in the address for which you intend to install on.

What do I need to apply for the Loan?

Finance is our bread and butter. We’ve made it easy for you to apply online (or over the phone). To apply, you’ll need to provide:

Identification details
  • Drivers license, passport or a state issued ID card)
Financial information
  • Employed: 90 day bank statement or 2 recent payslips
  • Self-employed: latest ATO Notice of Assessment
  • Retired/pensioner: 90 day bank statement or pension/superannuation statement
What are the fees for the loan product?

As part of this Scheme Brighte has developed an exclusive product that is only accessible for ACT Sustainable Household Scheme participants.

Below is the fee structure:

  • 0% Interest Loan
  • $0 establishment fee
  • $0 weekly account keeping fee
  • $0 introducer fee
  • $4.99 late payment fee (if applicable)
  • Fortnightly repayments
  • 2-10 year loan terms with fortnightly repayments.
Can I borrow more with Brighte above the $15K ACT SHS Loan?

If your job is above the $15,000 cap you can certainly choose to apply for additional funding with Brighte. Simply request this when discussing your payment options with your chosen Brighte vendor.

Please note, this will be treated as a separate loan application, interest charges and fees will apply on funds borrowed above the $15,000 cap and will be subject to our lending criteria and terms & conditions.