This project is supported by funding from the NSW Government
SolarHub acknowledges the funding support from the NSW Government under the Emerging Energy Program.
This program provides grant funding to assist with the development of innovative, large-scale electricity and storage projects in NSW. With this $5.4 million grant, SolarHub is building a 6MW Virtual Power Plant (VPP). To do so, we offer a point of sale discount to approximately 650 residential and small business customers to encourage battery installation, with customers required to join the VPP to receive the discount.
The point of sale discount is based on the sustained output of the inverter/battery system. For example, a Tesla Powerwall offers 5kW of sustained output, and would be eligible for a $4,950 discount.
Pricing based on a standard single phase installation and subject to availability. Additional site specific charges may apply. Subject to site inspection. To be eligible for the discounted price, participation in ActewAGL’s VPP is required.
Store your energy, protect your home, and drop your bills
Adding battery storage to your PV solar system can significantly reduce your electricity consumption and lead to greater savings on your power bills.
Additionally, battery storage can provide power during a blackout, although some extra charges may apply for backup power.
With a battery, excess solar energy production can be stored and used when needed, so that you could save up to 80% on your power bills.
Save even more with the Virtual Power Plant
A VPP is a network of distributed solar and battery systems that work together to supply power to the grid when it is needed most.
In periods of high electricity demand, the VPP operator can access the energy in household batteries and trade it on the National Energy Market. When your battery is discharged to support the grid, you get paid for your contribution. Therefore, a VPP allows you to earn extra savings from your solar and battery system, while also helping to integrate more renewable energy in to the NSW electricity grid.
SolarHub uses ActewAGL VPP technology for this project and the discount is subject to subscribing to a specific energy plan.
Am I eligible for a SDB project discount?
The Smart Distributed Batteries project is being deployed in the following Council areas:
- Shoalhaven City Council
- Eurobodalla Shire Council
- Bega Valley Shire Council
- Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
- Yass Valley Council (within 100km of Canberra CBD)
- Snowy Monaro Council (within 100km of Canberra CBD)
- Goulburn Mulwaree Council (within 100km of Canberra CBD)
If you own a home or a business in one of those regions, you are eligible for the SDB discount. To receive more information or to get a free quote, please get in touch with us.