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Understanding solar
and battery rebates

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Government rebates can work hand-in-hand with financing to make solar and batteries more affordable for homeowners.

Federal and state government rebates can motivate homeowners to get solar and batteries sooner.

With a range of rebates and incentives available, understanding and accessing rebates can be challenging for homeowners.

Finance solutions can complement rebates to make any remaining costs more manageable.

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Solar and batteries are top of mind for Aussies

Solar and batteries are having their time in the sun as homeowners and governments look for ways to combat rising energy prices and reduce carbon emissions.

The Australian government has pledged to cut emissions by 43% by 2030.


Demand for solar and batteries has spiked in recent months.

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States are announcing future rebates for solar and batteries.

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Helping homeowners understand government rebates and providing finance options to improve affordability can empower them to act.

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Tips for selling with rebates and finance

Rebates can work together with financing to improve affordability for your customers.


Have the most up-to-date information on hand

Government rebates vary across the country and are often changing. Having the most up-to-date information handy can help you in your conversations with customers.

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Offer finance solutions to close the cost gap

Most rebates only offset a portion of the cost. Finance solutions like our 0% Interest Payment Plan can help by splitting the remaining cost into smaller instalments.

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A guide to government solar panel
and battery rebates

Government rebates are often changing and vary across Australia, which can result in confusion for homeowners. To help you navigate rebates with your customers, we’ve compiled a guide to the solar panel and battery rebates currently available in each state and territory.


Under the Australian Government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme, people who install an eligible solar system may be entitled to small-scale technology certificates (STCs), which reduce the upfront installation cost.

To find out more, visit the Clean Energy Regulator.

New South Wales

Eligible low-income households can get a 3 kW solar system installed free of charge through the Solar for Low Income Households Scheme.

  • Only available in select postcodes in Greater Sydney, Central Coast, North Coast and Illawarra
  • Homeowners apply for the scheme via NSW Government
  • NSW Government connects homeowners with an approved installer
Find out more and apply here.

The NSW Government’s Empowering Homes solar battery loan offer pilot program is due to close on 31 July. Find out more about the offer and apply here.

Australian Capital Territory

The ACT Government’s Sustainable Household Scheme offers a rebate for rooftop solar and zero-interest loans for a range of sustainable home upgrades. Brighte is the ACT Government’s exclusive partner for this scheme.

  • 0% interest loans of between $2,000 - $15,000 available
  • Rebate of up to $2,500 for solar available
  • Homeowners apply for loans and rebate through accredited vendors via Brighte
  • Homeowners complete loan application with Brighte
Find out more and apply here.

If you would like to get access to this scheme, call your Brighte account manager, or call 1300 274 448.

The ACT also offers a rebate for installing a new battery through their Next Gen Energy Storage Program.

  • Rebate of $3,000 or 50% of the battery price - whichever is lowest - is available
  • Battery system must be coupled with solar panels and connected to the grid
  • Installations must be sourced from an approved Next Gen retailer
Find out more and apply here.


Victorian homeowners can apply for a solar panel rebate or a battery rebate through the Victorian Government's Solar Homes Program.

  • Rebates of up to $1,400 available for solar panel systems; rebate of up to $2,950 available for solar battery
  • Homeowners connect with authorised solar or battery provider through Solar Victoria website
  • Retailer must obtain approval from customer's Distribution Network Service Provider (DNSP) to connect a battery to the grid
  • Solar retailer uploads quote to Solar Victoria Portal
  • Homeowner must upload proof of income and property ownership to complete application
  • Solar retailers claim rebate on behalf of customers
Find out more and apply for the solar panel rebate here or the battery rebate here.

South Australia

The South Australian Government’s Home Battery Scheme gives homeowners access to subsidies and low-interest loans to install a home battery system. The Scheme is set to close to new applications on 1 Sep 2022 or when remaining subsidies have been exhausted.

  • Homeowners connect with authorised providers through SA Gov website to request quotes
  • Battery retailers provide homeowners with a link to claim the subsidy
Find out more and apply here.

Western Australia

There are no current state rebate programs in Western Australia, however, the state offers payments for electricity that is exported to the grid by households under its Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme (DEBS). Find out more here.

Northern Territory

Homeowners can apply for a grant of up to $6,000 to buy and install a battery system under the Home and Business Battery Scheme.

  • Homeowner requests quotes from qualified system installers
  • Homeowner applies for grant online and receive a voucher
  • Homeowner gives voucher to installer as part of payment
Find out more and apply here.


There are no current state rebate programs for solar panels or batteries in Queensland.


There are no current state rebate programs for solar panels or batteries in Tasmania.

Brighte guides

To help you navigate this changing market, we've created a series of guides on the key factors impacting homeowners today.

We’re here to help you navigate the current market

For more tips on how financing can help you and your customers, contact your Brighte representative or call us on 1300 274 448.

Information on this webpage was current as of 20 July 2022 and may not take into consideration changes to rebates after this date. The information contained on this web site is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek professional advice from a financial adviser.