Empowering Homes

The 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.

Loans of up to $9,000 for a battery system or up to $14,000 for a solar-battery system will be available to owner-occupiers with an annual household income of up to $180,000. All applications will be subject to normal loan assessment criteria as part of the program requirements.

The program aims to unlock up to $3.2 billion in clean energy investment, adding up to 3,000 megawatt hours of storage into the NSW energy system when complete. It will help create jobs, reduce emissions, increase system security and reliability, and place downward pressure on energy costs.

It is expected that the first battery or solar-battery systems will be available for installation in summer 2019/2020.

If you have any questions about the program please email empoweringhomes [at] planning.nsw.gov.au.

Register your interest

Further information, including how to access the program, will be available later in the year.  

Please complete the below form if you would like to register your interest and receive updates about the program.

For further information about ways to reduce your energy bills, including advice on solar-battery systems visit Energy Saver NSW.