AlphaESS is listed as a relevant agent ---- Regulatory changes for smarter homes in South Australia

The SA home battery scheme is live now, grab your chance to step into the next phase of clean energy with government rebate.

South Australian Government's Home Battery Scheme

Ever since the launch of SA Home Battery Scheme in October 2018, around 40,000 South Australian households have had access to $100 million in State Government subsidies to pay for the installation of home battery systems.

Since its launch, the response to the Home Battery Scheme has been incredibly positive. The Scheme has supported the installation of thousands of home batteries, paved the way for a number of virtual power plants to enter the market, and reduced the average price of a battery system in South Australia. The Scheme means cleaner, more affordable, reliable power for every household that purchases a system. The installation of these systems also reduces demand on the network (especially during peak periods) and in turn, lower energy prices for all South Australians.

The Home Battery Scheme gives all grid-connected South Australians access to state government subsidies and low-interest loans - provided by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation - to help pay for a home battery system and new solar if required.

The subsidy is available to all South Australians, and calculated on the kilowatt hour capacity of the battery purchased. Furthermore, Energy Concession Holders are eligible for a higher subsidy, ensuring low-income households are supported to access the Scheme.

Current Home Battery Scheme subsidy levels

As of 7am Tuesday 8 September 2020, there are around 500 subsidies still available at the following Step Two subsidy rates:

Step Two Subsidy

Energy concession holder

$400 per kWh

All other households

$300 per kWh

Maximum subsidy per battery installation


Subsidy applications that are conditionally approved after all remaining Step Two subsidies have been taken up will be eligible for the following Step Three subsidy rates:

Step Three Subsidy

Energy concession holder

$300 per kWh

All other households

$200 per kWh

Maximum subsidy per battery installation


VPP Ready

All the approved batteries in the scheme have to be able of participating in a virtual power plant – meaning that they can be linked and orchestrated by a third-party user to provide grid services – but there will be no requirement on individual households to participate in the scheme.Therefore, AlphaESS products could be a cost-effective option.

What’s VPP?

Hurry up or you gonna lose $1000 in vain

Only 500 subsidies are available at step Two subsidy rate (Max $4000 per battery)! What happens if you miss out on the Step Two subsidy? Applications that are conditionally approved by miss out on a Step Two subsidy will automatically be approved for a Step Three subsidy (Max $3000 per battery).

Learn more:
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Action now and have one of our qualified system provider call you to secure your rebate!

Installed with full payment, normal warranty condition applies
Normal loan & warranty conditions applies
No upfront payment required, pay a fixed rate per each kilowatt hour generated.

Case Study

Upfront Payment option:

Mr. Robinson paid $8000 upfront for an AlphaESS system, saving him $2000 per annum and that qualifies for standard maintenance and warranty.

Loan option:

Mr. Robinson is tight on cash when he is thinking about installing an energy storage system hence he goes with the loan option which requires no cash payment upfront and the annual repayment is about $2135 for 5 years. This option also allows standard maintenance and warranty.

Power Purchase Agreement option:

Mr. Robinson is saving up for his kids to go to college. PPA option allows him to have the solar and battery system with no upfront payment and 18cents for each kWh of electricity that is generated. He can buy out the system at a reasonable price within the contract period. The system will be fully taken care of within the leasing period. In case the leasing period terminates before the standard warranty, the standard warranty will still be applied.


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