Is there a Government rebate for batteries?

At Plico, we aim to make solar batteries affordable for everyday Australians.

We do not believe that there should be any ‘battery rebates’ or ‘battery subsidies’ on offer; rather, we advocate for fair market access and the ability for as many people as possible to have access to this technology.

Currently, there is a misconception that solar batteries are too expensive or the technology isn't quite there yet. That's just not true: battery technology is available now and more affordable than you think. 

That said, we do take full advantage of the Clean Energy Regulator Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme which offers Small-scale Technology Certificates (commonly known as STCs). These are certificates created for each new solar installation. They vary by location, installation date, and solar PV size.

STCs apply equally to a solar-only installation as to solar+battery installations, and are a core component of any solar offer in the market. They are not available for battery-only purchases.

Solar panels without a battery only give you the ability to switch to renewable energy while the sun is up. Simply add a battery and not only can you create and consume energy from the sun, you can STORE it to use after the sun goes down, allowing your household to switch to more renewable energy - sometimes 90%!