The Territory Government is supporting programs that will deliver the Territory’s target of 50% renewables by 2030.
The Home and Business Battery Scheme (HBBS) commenced on 14 April 2020 providing Territory homeowners and businesses with grants for the purchase and installation of solar PV and battery systems; or, for those who already had solar, the purchase and installation of a battery.
Batteries enable households and businesses to maximise use of electricity generated from rooftop solar PV systems while contributing to grid stability and reducing power system costs.
The HBBS has proved popular with Territorians and has energised the Territory’s battery installation industry.
The first round of grants, which closed on 30 June 2020, enabled more Territorians to make the switch to renewable technology while also delivering stable, reliable and affordable power for families and Territory businesses.
Given the strong take-up with the scheme a second round commenced on 1 July 2021.
Under the second round, homes and businesses are able to purchase a battery to fit their needs with a grant of $450 per kilowatt hour of battery system capacity, up to a maximum grant of $6,000.
Further information on the Home and Business Battery Scheme can be found on the Northern Territory Government website.
The Northern Territory government owned electricity retailer, Jacana Energy, currently offers a Feed‑in‑Tariff for customers who export their excess energy during the day back to the grid. The energy generated from consumers is largely from installed rooftop solar panels and batteries which feed power back into the grid generate financial returns for households, lowering their power bills.
Further information on Feed-in-Tariffs can be found on the Jacana Energy website and the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade website.