Solar battery calculator

This tool aims to help you understand whether you could financially benefit from installing a solar battery system or adding a battery to your existing solar system, through the Empowering Homes solar battery loan offer. The results are an estimate only and you should be aware there are various solar battery products and offerings available in the market to help you determine if battery storage is right for you. Please speak to the approved suppliers for a more detailed assessment of the battery products available and the costs and savings you could expect for your circumstances, including any other non-financial benefits offered by the system.

What is your postcode?

This program is currently only available in eligible postcodes in the Hunter Region. However, all households in NSW can use this calculator.

Do you already have solar installed?

Yes, I have solar and the system size is: kW

Roughly what was the cost of your last quarterly electricity bill?

The calculator will accept values in the range from $275 - $975. Please input a value which most closely aligns with your bill.

How does your household use electricity?

Which option best represents when your household uses most of its electricity during the week.

Would you be interested in joining a Virtual Power Plant?

There are additional benefits you can get from your battery system. This includes using your battery to participate in a Virtual Power Plant (VPP).  The calculator currently estimates this benefit to be up to $150 per year. However, the financial value of the benefit from a VPP or other energy management services, can vary significantly by provider or system type. You should speak to the approved suppliers to understand more about individual offerings available to you.

What type of tariff do you have?

A tariff refers to the price you are charged for the electricity you use. This can be found on your electricity bill.