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Home and Business Battery Scheme

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 12:00PM 30 November 2020 (ACST).

Home and Business Battery Scheme

 

The Home and Business Battery Scheme provides a $6000 grant to homeowners, businesses, not-for-profit and community organisations for the purchase and installation of solar PV systems with an eligible battery and inverter, or for those who already have solar, for the purchase and installation of an eligible battery and inverter.

Homeowners that own a business can apply for their home and business.

New installations will receive the standard Jacana Energy one-for-one-feed-in-tarriff (FiT).

For more information on renewable energy, go to the Jacana Energy website.

Physical distancing

You must practise physical distancing during the planning and delivery of installation works.
If any of the below applies, talk by phone until it is safe to meet in person:
  • feeling unwell
  • in self-isolation
  • under self-quarantine.

For more information on staying safe, go to the coronavirus (COVID-19) website.

Who can apply

You can only submit one application per property and per homeowner.

You can apply if you are:
  • a registered owner of a residential property in the NT
  • a registered NT business
  • a not-for-profit or community organisation operating in the NT in either owned or leased premises.

The property can be owner-occupied or used as an investment, but there can only be one application per property and per homeowner.

If you are a homeowner and also own a business, you can apply for one grant for your home and one for your business.

If you access the Home and Business Battery Scheme, you are still able to apply for eligible works under the:

  • Home Improvement Scheme
  • Business Improvement Grants
  • Immediate Work Grants.

You can still apply for the Home Improvement Scheme as well.

If you are also a business, you can apply for the Business Improvement Scheme.

What's included

You can use the funding to:
  • buy and install a solar photovoltaic (PV) with an eligible battery and inverter or
  • buy and install an eligible battery and inverter only, if you already have solar PV installed.

The minimum capacity for eligible batteries is 7 kilowatt hours.

What's not included

You can't use the funding to buy and install solar PV panels and inverters where they are not being installed simultaneously with a battery.

How to apply

You must read, understand and agree to the scheme's terms and conditions before you apply.

To apply for the Home and Business Battery Scheme, follow these steps:

Step 1. Check your eligibility - read the terms and conditions.

Step 2. Get a quote from a qualified system installer/ provider.

There is no minimum number of quotes.

Step 3. After selecting a preferred quote, apply online to receive a unique voucher.

Applications open at 9am on Tuesday 14 April 2020.

After you apply

Eligible works must only start after an application has been approved and must be completed within three months of the date the voucher was issued.
 
 

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 1800 193 111 during business hours or email hbbs.dtbi@nt.gov.au and quote your submission number.

Click here to view the program terms and conditions.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

NAVIGATING (MOVING THROUGH) THE APPLICATION FORM

On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

SAVING YOUR DRAFT APPLICATION

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save and close' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download PDF' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top or bottom of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no validation errors.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Hint: also check the email hasn’t landed in your spam or junk email folder.

ATTACHMENTS AND SUPPORT DOCUMENTS

You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.

COMPLETING AN APPLICATION IN A GROUP/TEAM

A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.

SPELL CHECK

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