More Queenslanders set to benefit with additional funding from key cost-cutting Battery Booster program

The Battery Booster program, announced earlier this year, will now be increased from $10 million to $16 million, following the popular uptake by Queensland households.

In a bid to cut household bills and better assist Queenslanders with cost of living, the increased funds for Battery Booster will see about a further 1,000 households benefit.

Eligible households with a new or existing solar PV system of at least 5 kilowatts capacity may receive a rebate of between $3,000 and $4,000 to purchase an approved solar battery system of 6 kilowatt hours (kWh) or more.

The rebates, which are means tested, will see households on an annual taxable income of less than $66,667 benefit the most, with $4,000 cash back.

Households with a combined annual household taxable income of $180,000 or less will be eligible for $3,000 cash back.

To date, more than 1,400 Queensland households have been granted conditional approval for the Battery Booster program, with more than 52% of recipients being from low income households.

The now finalised Climate Smart Energy Savers program has seen more than 72,700 Queensland households receive cash back on new energy efficient and climate smart technologies.

Battery Booster rebate recipient, David Chan said “We’ve just installed a new solar system and for the solar system itself, we received a rebate of about $4,000, and for the battery we got a rebate of $3,000.

“We expect that through most of the year, depending on our energy usage, our power bill will be $0 dollars.

More information

Battery Booster:

Safety and compliance is a priority for the program, and all battery system installations under the program may be subject to an inspection by the Department of Energy and Climate’s appointed inspectors.

To qualify, homeowners must use an approved installer and an approved battery system.

For more on the Battery Booster Program, including the list of approved installers and batteries, go to: https://www.epw.qld.gov.au/about/initiatives/battery-booster-program

Source: The State of Queensland

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