Empowering Homes solar battery loan offer

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This offer helps homeowners in eligible postcodes access interest-free loans to install solar battery systems. You can get an interest-free loan of up to $14,000 for a solar and battery system and up to $9,000 for a battery retrofit system. You can get clean, renewable energy, cut your power bills and become more self-sufficient.

Watch how Travis’ family household are more energy self-sufficient with their solar battery system. Savings are based on their household energy usage pattern.

What’s on offer?

The NSW Government is helping homeowners in eligible postcodes access interest-free loans to install solar battery systems.

Through this offer, you can get an interest-free loan of up to:

  • $14,000 towards a solar PV and battery system (repayable over a range of terms up to 8 years), or
  • $9,000 towards retrofitting a battery system to an existing solar PV system (repayable over a range of terms up to 10 years).

This offer does not include solar-only options.

This offer is currently being run as a pilot and is available in limited regions.

Check this list to see if you live in an eligible postcode

By accessing this offer, you can benefit from:

  • a high performing quality solar battery system, installed on your home by an approved supplier, and
  • extended 10 year warranties on your system components.

Am I eligible?

To qualify, you must:

  • live in one of these postcodes
  • have a household income of no more than $180,000 per annum
  • own your grid-connected home, live in it and have the authority to install the system
  • satisfy the loan criteria.

How to apply

  1. Contact several of the Approved Suppliers (listed below).
  2. Discuss your needs and organise several detailed quotes.
  3. Go to the Accept your quote portal, managed by Plenti our delivery partner. Enter your quote details, review and accept the quote and complete the loan application.

If the loan is approved, your chosen supplier will contact you to arrange installation.

Before applying

Solar battery systems are not for everyone. The benefits depend on how much electricity you use and when you use it.

Solar battery systems are also a significant financial investment.

To make an informed choice you should read:

Your household is more likely to benefit from a solar battery system if you:

  • use a higher than average amount of electricity (more than 6,000 kilowatt hours a year)
  • use most of your electricity in the mornings and evenings
  • are on a time-of-use tariff with your electricity retailer or plan to switch to one
  • have already implemented other energy saving measures.

You can also use the solar battery calculator to help you decide if a solar battery system is right for you.

Use the solar battery calculator

Approved suppliers information

For this offer, only the approved suppliers listed below are able to install systems and provide access to the interest-free loans. They are solar battery experts and accredited by the Clean Energy Council. These approved suppliers will install a high performing and quality solar battery system.

Use the drop down menu to find an approved supplier in your region.

Click on the supplier’s website link or give them a call to find out what solar battery systems and services they can offer you and to obtain detailed quotes.


    By using the regional approved supplier lookup below you are agreeing to the terms of service.

    Approved suppliers are known as Accredited Certificate Providers (ACPs). Information about ACPs is provided for general information only. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is the Energy Savings Scheme Administrator and Regulator and is responsible for accreditation, auditing and compliance of ACPs. Before proceeding with engaging an ACP a customer should review up to date information available on the IPART website.

    By accessing and using information about ACPs available on this website, the customer acknowledges and agrees:

    • the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) does not have any legal liability whatsoever connected to the deliverables associated with this program, including any issues arising from interactions with ACPs and technology installations
    • to discharge DPIE from all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, costs, losses, damages, and expenses the customer may potentially incur through this program or arising from the use of this information for any other purpose.

    Newcastle, Central Coast and surrounding regions

    Hunter Valley and Upper Hunter

    Port Macquarie, Great Lakes and surrounding regions


    Orange and surrounding regions

    Blue Mountains and surrounding regions


    Case studies

    Read more here about why a solar battery system is a game-changer for Travis and his young family in Lake Macquarie.

    Read more here about how retirees Sandra and Keith are seeing cheaper power bills by using cleaner energy with their solar battery system.

    Read more here about why Jon has no regrets about installing a solar battery system to future-proof his retirement costs. 

    Get in touch

    • To find out whether a solar battery system would benefit you and to arrange quotes, contact the approved suppliers listed above.
    • If you have questions about the offer, please call 13 77 88 to speak to someone at Service NSW.
    • If you have any questions once you have started the application process, please contact Plenti on 1300 645 015 or at empoweringhomes [at] plenti.com.au.
    • If you have any other questions, please contact the Empowering Homes team by filling out this form.

    Page last updated on 20 July 2021