Government Solar Incentives


The SA Home Battery Scheme Subsidy is now reduced from $4,000 to $3,000 following a steady uptake of home battery systems this year, according to a statement attributed to the South Australian Government.

The Scheme was launched in October 2018, and has since supported the installation of thousands of home batteries across the state.

Here is what you need to know about the South Australian Home Battery Scheme.

What is the South Australian Home Battery Scheme?

The Home Battery Scheme grants 40,000 homeowners in South Australia access to over $100 million in State Government subsidies and assists them in paying for the installation of home solar battery systems.

The subsidy was set initially at $600 per kWh for energy concession holders and $500 per kWh for non-holders, where those opting into the scheme would be eligible for rebates up to $6,000.

The cost of a home battery system ranges according to the size of the battery. This means the bigger the battery is, the larger is the subsidy. The subsidy is calculated based on the kilowatt hour size of the battery purchased. For example, a battery with 5kWh of storage could receive a $3,000 for energy concession holders.

Current ‘Step Three’ Battery Subsidy

As of September 10, 2020, the subsidy has dropped again from a maximum subsidy of $4,000 to $3,000 per battery installed, according to the Home Battery Scheme website.

Current Home Battery Scheme subsidy levels

Energy concession holder$300 per kWh
All other households$200 per kWh
Maximum subsidy per battery installation$3,000

In March this year, the South Australian Government announced that the Home Battery Scheme subsidy levels and cap would be reduced. The ‘Step Two’ level was introduced and set at $400 per kWh for energy concession holders and $300 per kWh for non-holders, and up to a maximum subsidy of $4,000 , which was previously capped at $6,000.

Currently, all approved home battery systems are eligible for the Step Three subsidy rates set at $300 per kWh for energy concession holders and $200 per kWh for non-holders, up to a maximum of $3,000 for energy concession holders and up to $2700 for non holders.

Venergy Australia is a certified system provider

For your subsidy application to be processed, you or your certified system provider will create a Quote Record through the Plenti (formerly RateSetter) portal. 

After the application has been submitted, you will receive confirmation of the subsidy rate that you have been conditionally approved for. If you do not wish to continue, you can elect to withdraw your application.

If the claim is made through your system provider, the application is taken care by the system provider and the subsidy amount is deducted from the amount quoted by the system provider. 

We at Venergy will take care of the entire process for you and include the discount in the system price quoted to you.

It is important to note that the subsidy amount maybe subjected to a further reduction in response to the the increasing demand for solar systems and batteries. Furthermore, the subsidy is only applicable for systems that have been installed within the timeframes indicated in the Scheme’s Subsidy Terms – 12 months for new builds and six months for all other properties.

Call our office at 1800 836 374 or fill out this form on our website  to register your interest in the SA Government Home Battery Scheme while subsidies are still available.


“Since installing my battery and joining South Australia Virtual Power Plant through the Tesla Energy Plan, I have saved over $370 on my electricity bill per quarter. I joined to save even more money off my power bill by eliminating my daily supply charge and getting access to the best electricity rate in South Australia. Knowing I’m helping others save money through the renewable energy I generate and put back into the the grid and is also really important to me.”

– Alan Hodges
Tesla Energy Plan Customer


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