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Introducing Queensland Battery Booster Program

Empowering Queensland: Battery Booster Program Lights the Way to Energy Efficiency

In a world where energy conservation and sustainability are becoming increasingly critical, Electricity prices are continually rising, the cost of living is increasing, adding more pressure to households, and wild weather is damaging electrical infrastructure, leaving people in the dark. Queenslanders are given a golden opportunity to take charge of their energy usage while saving on bills. The Battery Booster program, designed to get more people involved in home battery energy storage systems, is not just a rebate scheme—it’s a pathway towards a brighter, more sustainable future for households across Queensland.

 

The Benefits of Batteries: Managing Energy, Saving Costs

At its core, the Battery Booster program is a lever designed to reduce the barriers to purchasing a battery. By harnessing the energy from the sun with a solar system and storing it for later use, instead of selling it back to the grid, households can “pool” their solar savings to be unleased during the peak electricity price periods and save big. This allows households to manage their electricity consumption better, ultimately leading to significant savings on energy bills. Batteries often come with additional benefits beyond the financial, potentially backing up the house so that come blackouts, your lights and power stay on. Make sure you talk to your installer about this, as sometimes it is an optional extra.

 

Is battery storage Right for You? Understanding Eligibility and Rebates

While the appeal of rebates may be tempting, it’s essential to determine whether a home battery system aligns with your household’s needs and financial situation. The program offers standard and low-income rebates, ensuring that assistance is available to those most need it. Eligibility criteria, including income thresholds and system requirements, ensure that the benefits are distributed fairly among Queenslanders.

 

Navigating the Process: From Application to Installation

Applying for the Battery Booster rebate is a straightforward process, but it requires careful planning and attention to detail. From obtaining conditional approval to selecting an approved battery system and installer, each step is crucial to ensuring eligibility for the rebate. Additionally, safety inspections conducted by government-appointed inspectors underscore the program’s commitment to quality and consumer protection. Rest assure Meridien Energy is listed as an approved installer. You can find the approved installer list on the Qld Government website.

 

What you need to know:

Before installing a battery system under the rebate program, applicants must obtain a conditional approval letter.

– Eligibility criteria for the rebate include:

– Ownership of the Queensland residential property where the system will be installed, whether it’s a house, community lot (e.g., townhouse or retirement village home), or granny flat. The property can be mortgaged, but the applicant must be the registered owner.

– Possession of a solar system with a minimum capacity of 5kW. If no solar system is currently installed, a new system can be added alongside the approved battery purchase. Meridien Energy Can help you navigate getting solar if you are new to solar or just looking to add a battery.

– Selection of an approved battery from the Approved Battery System list, with a capacity of 6kWh or larger.

– Use of an approved installer registered on the Approved Installer list. Installers must be on the list at the time of conditional approval application and upon completion of installation.

– Quote and system purchase made on or after 12 February 2024.

– Meeting the income requirement, which entails having a combined household income below $180,000.

– Agreement to a safety inspection of the installation by a government-appointed inspector.

Standard Rebate:

– Up to $3,000 rebate is available for applicants with a household income of less than $180,000 for the most recent financial year.

– For households with a spouse, the combined income must not exceed $180,000 for the most recent financial year.

Low-Income Rebate:

– A rebate of up to $4,000 is available for households where the highest income earner earned $66,667 or less for the most recent financial year.

 

Conclusion: Powering Queensland Towards a Sustainable Future with battery energy storage

As Queenslanders embrace the opportunities presented by the Battery Booster program, they’re not just investing in a battery—they’re investing in a brighter, more sustainable future for themselves and their communities. With these new rebates available, there’s never been a better time to power up with home battery energy storage systems. Meridien Energy is here to guide you through every step of the way.

Click here or the get in touch button at the top of this page to organise a quote.

 

*All the above information can be verified on the Qld Government website.

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