Next Gen energy program welcomes six new battery installers

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Six battery providers are now part of the ACT Government’s Next Generation Energy Storage (Next Gen) program, one of the largest roll-outs of solar energy storage in the world.

New providers – ECG Electrical, Solahart, Solar4Life, Solargain, Solarhub and Sunstak – have joined the program’s fifth round, thus providing consumers with more battery installation options.

Established in 2016, the Next Gen program offers rebates on battery installation for residents and businesses in Canberra.

In so far, the program has provided rebates for over 1,600 battery installations.

Under the program, homes and businesses will benefit from an average rebate of $4,000 thanks to support of up to $825 for each kilowatt (kW) of sustained peak output.

“Programs like Next Gen are examples of how we are taking real climate action in our city and demonstrates the ACT Government’s commitment to becoming the global centre for renewable energy innovation and investment,” said Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Shane Rattenbury.

“Battery storage is a great way for households and businesses to save on energy bills and contribute to maintaining our 100% renewable electricity supply.”

Minister Rattenbury added interest in battery storage rose following the announcement of the Sustainable Household Scheme – a scheme designed to tear down financial barriers to cheaper, renewable energy for households through zero interest loans.

“There is also more opportunity for installers of energy storage systems to become program providers with another submission period opening next month,” said Minister Rattenbury.

“I encourage installers to apply to the program and I look forward to seeing the results of the next applicants as we work together to increase renewable energy in Canberra.”

For more information about the Next Generation Energy Storage program, visit the EPSDD website.