Home and business owners in the Northern Territory have saved over $7 million through a government scheme which focuses on switching to more sustainable energy sources.
The Territory Labor Government’s Home and Business Battery Scheme (HBBS) has received more than 300 applications state-wide, with 230 vouchers now in the process of being distributed to local businesses.
Minister for Renewables and Energy, Eva Lawler, said that it is important that homeowners and business owners alike to get their energy from a renewable, reliable and affordable source.
We want Territorians to have access to the latest and best technology as we build a stronger and more resilient power system for Territory households and businesses.Minister for Renewables and Energy – Eva Lawler
The HBBS enables applicants to choose between buying and installing solar power or to buy and install a battery and inverter to complement an existing solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
“The HBBS $6000 solar and battery vouchers will see even more Territorians choose the sun and lower power prices – and create more jobs,” said Ms Lawler.
The installation of batteries enables households to save money by storing energy for future use rather than relying on electricity from the grid.
Local businesses and local families are benefiting from this scheme – whether it’s receiving the work now to install the PV and Battery system, or whether it’s a cost-saving measure in the future – this is a win-win for the Territory.Minister for Renewables and Energy – Eva Lawler
The HHBS has reinvigorated the NT’s battery installation industry, providing experience for installers and building relationships between providers and suppliers.