Home and Business Battery Scheme

If you are a Northern Territory (NT) homeowner, business or a not-for-profit organisation, you can apply for a $6,000 grant for battery installations.

You can use the grant to buy and install batteries and inverters.

Homeowners that own a business can apply for their home and business.

New installations will receive the standard Jacana Energy feed-in-tarriff (FiT). The rate is 8.3 cents per kilowatt hour.

If you already receive the premium FiT from Jacana Energy, and can access the Home and Business Battery Scheme, you will be transferred to a standard FiT.

For more information on renewable energy, go to the Jacana Energy website.

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You must practise physical distancing during the planning and delivery of installation works.

If any of the below applies, talk by phone until it is safe to meet in person:

  • feeling unwell
  • in self-isolation
  • under self-quarantine.

For more information on staying safe, go to the coronavirus (COVID-19) website.

You can only submit one application per property and per homeowner.

You can apply if you are:

  • a registered owner of a residential property in the NT
  • a registered NT business
  • a not-for-profit or community organisation operating in the NT in either owned or leased premises.

The property can be owner-occupied or used as an investment, but there can only be one application per property and per homeowner.

If you are a homeowner and also own a business, you can apply for one grant for your home and one for your business.

You can use the funding to:

  • buy and install a solar photovoltaic (PV) with an eligible battery and inverter or
  • buy and install an eligible battery and inverter only, if you already have solar PV installed.

The minimum capacity for eligible batteries is 7 kilowatt hours.

What's not included

You can't use the funding to buy and install solar PV panels and inverters where they are not being installed simultaneously with a battery.

You must read, understand and agree to the scheme's terms and conditions before you apply.

To apply for the Home and Business Battery Scheme, follow these steps:

Step 1. Check your eligibility - read the terms and conditions.

Home and Business Battery Scheme terms and conditions PDF (335.0 KB)
Home and Business Battery Scheme terms and conditions DOCX (668.0 KB).

Step 2. Get a quote from a qualified system installer / provider. To check the certification requirements, go to the NT WorkSafe website.

There is no minimum number of quotes.

Step 3. After selecting a preferred quote, apply online on the Smartygrants website to receive a unique voucher.

Applications open at 9am on Tuesday 14 April 2020.

Applications are assessed in the order they are received.

If your application is incomplete, it will take longer.

Eligible works must only start after an application has been approved and must be completed within three months of the date the voucher was issued.

Once the work is complete, you must pay your installer/ provider.

Use the voucher amount as part payment.

You must give your voucher to the installer/ provider.

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation will pay the voucher amount direct to them.

Contact

For more information, call the Business Recovery team on 1800 193 111 or email hbbs.dtbi@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 23 June 2020

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