Donna's Electrical now Qualified System Provider for SA Home Battery Scheme

Monday, December 31, 2018

The Home Battery Scheme supported by the South Australian Liberal Government aims to support 40,000 households across the state in installing solar battery systems in their homes. The subsidiary will offer $100 million in subsidiaries to residents, making it the biggest government incentive for battery storage to date. Although these subsidies apply to battery systems only, low interest rate finance through RateSetter are also available for the purchase of a new or upgraded solar system, and to cover the gap between the subsidised amount and the out of pocket price for the energy storage component. The scheme is set to reduce energy costs and minimise blackouts for all South Australians, as it will reduce demand on the network, particularly in peak times. Subsidiaries Individual subsidiaries will be capped at $6,000 and will be graded depending on battery capacity, size and household income. The graded-subsidiaries will offer energy concession holders and lower-income homes $600 per kWh, while other households will receive $500 per kWh. Depending on the brand and size of the battery purchased, it is estimated the subsidiaries will likely equate to more than half of the installation cost of a battery storage system and have excellent pay-back periods, particularly when coupled with a new or upgraded solar PV system. The subsidiaries will likely reduce each year; however, this will be in line with the falling costs of battery storage and to ensure that the 40,000 eligible households can participate. Finance/Loan Options To further assist households.

Who is Eligible?

All households in South Australia will be eligible for the subsidiaries, including renters who have permission to install solar power from the homeowner. Battery Requirements Storage systems must have a minimum warranty of 5 years that also covers workmanship, and the battery itself must have a warranty of at least 7 years based on daily cycling. Batteries will also need to have a minimum capacity of 2.5kW and be Virtual Power Plant (VPP) ready however it is not mandatory for consumers to participate in VPP. VPP is essentially a network of individual solar PV and battery systems, that deliver excess solar energy back to the grid to disperse to the wider community.

How Do You Get the Subsidy?

As a Qualified System Provider, Donna's Electrical are a Naracoorte based team servicing the Limestone Coast of South Australia and are available to answer any of your questions, discuss your options or provide you with a quote on a eligible battery system today.  Tesla Powerwall 2 with Backup Gateway is the eligible Battery System we will be supplying and installing as we are the accredited dealer for the Limestone Coast of South Australia, coming with a 10 year warranty.  TESLA POWERWALL 2 BATTERY being a 14kWh because of the size everyone is eligible for the full $6000 Government Subsidy.

We can help you determine if you’re eligible to participate in the scheme, if solar and/or a battery is right for your home and how much you’ll save, plus we take care of everything from start to finish so the process is simple and straight forward for you.

Contact us to find out more.








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When we first started looking at getting solar panels for our home we knew very little about solar energy and there were so many different opinions and information on the topic which made it confusing.

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Scott Davis | Mt Gambier

I would like to thank Donna Electricals, Kane and his Crew - Brett, Brad and Callan for the fantastic job at installing my solar system with the tesla battery backup system. Not only did the install only take 2 days, the whole crew were polite and helpful, answering any questions I had during the install. Kane your estimate on what my power needs would be and providing the system size accordingly was spot on.

The peace of mind I now have knowing that my backup battery will kick in at time of power outages is PRICELESS, working from home for a cloud based multinational company means I need uninterrupted power for the home office and indeed the internet, to run continually and efficiently, I now have that.

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Michelle Comfort | Millicent

I ended up looking into solar as an off grid solution when the price to get power to my house block was much more than expected. After doing some research and speaking to a few different solar providers I decided to go with Donnas Electrical. Hoping that by going local follow up service and quality of products would not be an issue, I had read plenty of horror stories. To be honest I could not be happier with my choice. Kane was able to supply a system to the budget I had in mind (which was quite a strict budget), on par with other quotes I had received and half that of getting the house connected to grid power. The installation was done to my time schedule and most importantly everything was very neat and tidy. Follow up service has been magnificent and I have no concerns that if I'm ever to have an issue they will be contactable. Every thing has worked exactly as it should and to the quality I expect. I would recommend dealing with the team at Donna's Electrical to anyone.

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Ken & Veda Grey | Bordertown

Having solar panels installed was definately the best investment I have ever made and getting the Tesla Battery was the icing on the cake.  Finally in credit, yay one happy customer!

Ingrid Odd | Naracoorte

Having read information in the Advertiser and online, and having compared all the batteries available we decided that the Telsa 2 was the best battery for our 5kw solar system, A friend recommended Donna's Electrical to us after his installation, as he couldn't be happier with it. Donna's did all the paper work for the government subsidies etc and turned up and had the new battery fitted, wired to the internet and even put the app in our phones before they left. We are very happy with our system and are counting the savings using our own solar rather than having it go into the grid for chicken feed. We have already recommended Donna's to a neighbour who will have a new installation shortly.

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