Energy Efficient Communities Program
NSW State Government’s Empowering Homes Program will support the installation of up to 300,000 solar-battery systems across the state over the next 10 years. The program will provide interest-free loans to eligible NSW residents to install battery and solar-battery systems. It is expected that the first battery or solar-battery systems will be available for installation in summer 2019/2020.
The NSW Government's Energy Saver website offers discounts and incentives for households to reduce energy use and save on power bills.
There are subsidies available for:
Replacing appliances - You could be eligible for discounts on new energy efficient fridges and televisions. When you replace your old, inefficient model, you can receive 40% off the cost of a fridge or 50% off the cost of a television.
Lighting upgrades - Subsidies are available to replace halogen down-lights with LED down-lights (includes cost of LED lights and installation).
Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme
The Clean Energy Regulator's Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme creates a financial incentive for individuals and small businesses to install eligible small-scale renewable energy systems such as solar panel systems.