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Solar Battery Booster Rebate 2024

Program closed

The QLD Battery Booster program closed to new conditional approval applications on 8 May 2024.

After receiving a conditional approval letter for the solar battery booster rebate , householders will still have up to 90 days to install their conditionally approved battery system and claim the rebate.

  • Maximum income: Applicants must have a combined annual household taxable income of $180,000 or less.
  • Battery purchase date: Home battery systems will only be eligible if purchased when the program is open and after the applicant has received conditional approval as part of the application process. Any batteries purchased before the program opening date and before receiving conditional approval will not be eligible under the program.
  • Minimum battery system size: A minimum 6 kilowatt hour (kWh) battery needs to be purchased from an approved battery systems list that will be published on this web page when the program opens.
  • Approved battery system: Only battery systems on the list are eligible for the rebate. We will publish a list of approved battery systems on this web page when the program opens.
  • Minimum solar PV system size: Households must have at least a 5kW solar PV system (new or existing).
  • Approved Installer: The battery system must be installed by an Approved Installer. We will publish a list of approved installers on this web page when the program opens.

Solar Battery Booster Rebate Availability

Eligible Queenslanders can apply for a rebate when they buy and install a home battery energy storage system to use with new or existing rooftop solar systems.

The Solar Battery Booster Rebate will help you better manage your electricity use and save on your energy bills.

Eligibility for the Rebate: The rebate is accessible to eligible Queensland homeowners who have a combined household income below $180,000 annually and satisfy all the required criteria.

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Rebate Amounts:

  • Standard Rebate: Up to $3,000 is offered to households earning under $180,000 in the most recent financial year.
  • Low-Income Rebate: Households earning $66,667 or less may qualify for up to $4,000.

Limitations: Only one rebate is permitted per residential premises. Applications are processed sequentially and the program will terminate when the designated funds are fully allocated.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must obtain conditional approval from QRIDA prior to installing an approved battery system.
  • Ownership of the Queensland property where the system will be installed is required. This includes houses, community lots (like townhouses or retirement village homes), or granny flats.
  • A minimum 5kW rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system is required. New solar PV systems can be included in your approved battery system installation.
  • Use of an approved battery system from the Approved Battery Systems list, with a capacity of 6kWh or larger, is mandatory. Multiple units may be combined to meet this requirement.
  • Installation must be carried out by an installer from the Approved Installer list, who must still be listed on the installation date.
  • Applicants must have received a quote and purchased the system on or after February 12, 2024.
  • Compliance with income requirements and agreement to a safety inspection by a government-appointed inspector are essential.

Approved Systems and Installers:

  • Only battery systems listed on the department’s Approved Battery Systems list are eligible.
  • Systems added to an existing setup must be compatible and meet the minimum capacity requirements.
  • Safety, quality assurance, and adherence to technical standards are crucial. Installers must fulfill specific licensing, accreditation, and training requirements to be eligible.

Application Process: Homeowners are responsible for applying for this rebate, not the entities selling or installing the system.

  • Conditional Approval: Secure a quote and apply to QRIDA for conditional approval before committing to the purchase.
  • Rebate Approval: After installation and payment, submit your invoice to claim the rebate, ensuring ongoing eligibility.

Additional Information: A safety inspection will be conducted by a Queensland Government appointed inspector for installations approved for a rebate. Always seek multiple quotes and conduct thorough research before committing to a significant purchase.

For detailed information on householder eligibility and the application process, refer to the application guide (PDF, 772 KB).

Stage 2—Rebate Approval Process

After your system is installed and you have settled the invoice, proceed to submit your rebate application.

Required Documentation:

  1. Invoice for Installation: Ensure it includes all the details specified in step 5.
  2. Proof of Home Ownership: This could be a rates notice, contract of sale, building contract, or other acceptable documents that confirm ownership of the residential property.
  3. Proof of Income: You must provide notice(s) of assessment from the Australian Tax Office for the last financial year. For the:
    • Standard Rebate ($3,000): Submit notices for yourself and, if applicable, your spouse, verifying that the combined taxable household income does not exceed $180,000.
    • Low-Income Rebate ($4,000): Provide the notice for the highest income earner, demonstrating that the taxable income is $66,667 or less.

Approval Notification: If you satisfy all eligibility criteria, QRIDA will send you a letter confirming that your rebate has been approved.

Response Time: Due to the popularity of this program, the assessment and response times can vary. If you do not receive a response from QRIDA within three weeks, consider contacting them at 1300 287 539 for an update on your existing application.

Rebate Payment: Once your application is approved, the rebate will be directly deposited into your designated bank account.

For guidance on using the QRIDA application portal, please contact QRIDA at 1300 287 539.

Download the list of approved solar batteries.

*Minimum eligibility requirements for households: