How is the Empowering Homes Program Helping Home Owners Install $0 Upfront Solar & Battery Systems That Saves Them Money On Their Monthly Electricity Bills?
The Empowering Homes program is an initiative from the NSW Government and we’re excited to see that it has been extended to a wider number of postcodes now to help more home owner occupiers install a new solar and battery system or add a battery on to their existing system with an interest free loan (the program pays the interest).
The NSW Government Empowering Homes program is making it easier to have a solar system with a battery installed at your home, helping to stabilise the power grid for everyone and helping home owners to add a system to their house.
Using the Empowering Homes program you’ll be creating clean, renewable energy, cutting your power bills and becoming more energy self-sufficient.
Don’t have solar yet?
If you don’t have solar on your house yet and your electricity bill is over approximately $100-$160 per month you can likely be putting money in your pocket from next month while having a top tier solar system with battery installed on your home.
Do you have solar without a battery?
If you already have solar and you use a reasonable amount of power in the evenings (TV, computers, lights, AC etc) and you’d like to add a battery to your system so that you store and use your own energy at night, then, depending on your setup, most people will also be able to do this while also saving money each month.
The exact amount of savings is not as clear because of different household’s power usage requirements however if you contact us for a free no obligation consultation, we’ll help you work through the numbers to see if it would be a good fit for you.
What’s the big deal? It’s still just financing solar right?
It’s a much bigger deal than it first appears as the normal interest rates on a loan for a solar and battery system makes it so that you often won’t see a return on your investment in your pocket for years.
However, with the Empowering Homes program, this effectively means that for most home owners, you can be putting more money back in your pocket from month one while helping create power in your local area through renewable energy.
What is the exact offering in the NSW Empowering Homes program?
The NSW Government Empowering Homes program will help homeowners in eligible postcodes access interest-free loans to install solar battery systems.
Through this program, you can get an interest-free loan of up to:
- $14,000 towards a solar PV and battery system (repayable over a range of terms up to 8 years), or
- $9000 towards retrofitting a battery system to an existing solar PV system (repayable over a range of terms up to 10 years).
How much would this save you compared to using regular solar financing for your system?
For a solar battery system: You would save approximately $3,182 in interest payments (compared to a standard solar loan at 5.26%) over the 8 years and this saving starts going into your pocket from month one.
To add a battery system: You would save approximately $2,593 in interest payments (compared to a standard solar loan at 5.26%) over the 10 years and, depending on your energy usage profile, this saving often starts going into your pocket from month one.
Who is eligible for this program?
To take advantage of the Empowering Homes program you must be a home owner occupier, live in one of the eligible postcodes listed below and have a combined household income of less than $180,000 per year. It is not available for off-grid systems, your house must be connected to the power grid.
What if you have an older solar panel only system?
Depending on your system and it’s capabilities, you may save more money each month by removing your old panels and getting a completely new, top-tier system with panels and battery rather than adding a battery to your existing system.
It depends on your energy usage and generation. Book a free consultation with us and we’ll work through the numbers with you so you can see what you’ll be saving.
Can I get a top tier solar system with this program?
Usually, yes. Clipsal Solar is one of the few companies that does not have a particular technology that we push. We work with all of the best solar technology brands so that we can customise a system exactly to your household needs to provide you with the best value.
Can I get a solar panel only system with this program?
No, the Empowering Homes program has identified that having solar systems with batteries helps stabilise and support the grid. By launching this program, they are providing home owners with a way to save money each month while creating green, clean energy for their community.
Why has this program been launched?
Adding solar systems with batteries to the grid helps to stabilise the energy systems as power can be provided to the grid when needed instead of only whenever the sun is out.
To help understand how this helps, imagine you have a suburb with 10,000 houses with solar panels on their roofs and no battery systems. These houses are all pumping any excess electricity back into the grid.
When a cloud moves across this suburb, suddenly the power being put into the grid fluctuates wildly.
Compare this to a situation where all 10,000 of these houses have solar panels and a battery – a cloud moving across this suburb would have very little impact as these solar systems will be storing the majority of the power created so it can be used later that evening.
What are the next steps if you want to see if this is a good fit for you?
If you’re in one of the eligible postcodes then get in touch with us today for a free, no obligation chat. We’ll answer all of your questions as well as provide you with a quote on the exact costs and savings associated with using the Empowering Homes initiative to add a solar battery system (or add a battery to an existing solar system) to your home.
Did you know that Clipsal Solar also monitors your system and provides continual ongoing updates as to what the best electricity company / plan would be for you to use? This saves most of our customers a lot of hassle along with another $3,000 over the first ten years with their system.
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With a quick chat you can get all your Empowering Homes program questions answered and (optionally) a quote for your new solar battery system.
Using the New Empowering Homes Program You Can...
Save Money on Your Electricity Bill For The Next 10 Years By Installing a New Solar & Battery System for $0 Upfront
How is Clipsal Solar Different?
Is your power bill over $100-$160 a month? The Empowering Homes solar and battery program is an initiative of the NSW government. With the Empowering Homes program and Clipsal Solar, we will have you running a full solar and battery system while you save money*
How is Clipsal Solar Different?
Customer service have also been first class! Mirra contacted me and guided me to install the App for consumption monitoring. She even help me to compare the electricity supplier out there and make sure I'm in a good position. I'm very happy with the services from Clipsal Solar. I will recommend Clipsal Solar to my friends.
Communication with customers is their strength. I received updates from Clipsal on my order and the installation plan, and numerous phone calls and emails after the installation to follow up and even gave me tips to chase for smart metre replacement and negotiate for better deals with electricity retailers. The only negative experience I had is couple dents on my tin roof from the installation. The issue was reported, and they responded quickly to assess and provide viable solution. So far, I am very happy with my decision to go with Clipsal and their products.
How Does The Empowering Homes Program Work?
Get a New Solar + Battery System
The Empowering Homes program offers an interest free loan of up to $14,000 (repayable over 8 years) for you to install a new solar + battery system from an approved installer. This would save you approximately $3,182 in interest payments (compared to a standard solar loan*) over the 8 years and this saving starts going into your pocket from month one. Depending on the size of your house, a Clipsal Solar system is usually under this cost so will save you even more.
Add a Battery to Existing Solar
The Empowering Homes program offers an interest free loan of up to $9,000 (repayable over 10 years) for you to add a battery to your existing solar system. This would save you approximately $2,593 in interest payments (compared to a standard solar loan*) over the 10 years and, depending on your energy usage profile, this saving often starts going into your pocket from month one. Clipsal Solar can usually add a top tier battery for under this cost.
Where is The Empowering Homes Program Available?
Empowering Homes has already been rolled out for home-owners in the following postcodes so if you’re in one of the following areas and wish to find out if it’s still available for you then get in touch with us today. To see if your postcode is eligible, select your region below to see the list of postcodes in that area that are eligible for the Empowering Homes initiative.
2787, 2795, 2799, 2850
2791, 2792, 2795, 2797, 2798, 2799, 2800
2758, 2773, 2774, 2776, 2777, 2778, 2779, 2780, 2782, 2783, 2784, 2785, 2786, 2787 (*see below for Lithgow)
2795, 2798, 2799, 2800, 2804, 2806, 2864, 2865, 2866, 2867, 2868, 2864
2083, 2250, 2251, 2256, 2257, 2258, 2259, 2260, 2261, 2262, 2263, 2775
2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2325, 2326, 2327, 2334, 2335
2311, 2320, 2321, 2420, 2421
2330, 2753, 2754, 2756, 2757, 2758, 2765, 2775
2431, 2440, 2441
2259, 2264, 2265, 2267, 2278, 2280, 2281, 2282, 2283, 2284, 2285, 2286, 2287, 2289, 2290, 2305, 2306, 2323
2786, 2330, 2785, 2787, 2790, 2795, 2845, 2846, 2847, 2848, 2849, 2850
2320, 2321, 2322, 2323, 2324, 2326, 2334, 2335, 2421
2312, 2324, 2337, 2415, 2422, 2423, 2424, 2425, 2426, 2427, 2428, 2429, 2430, 2443
2795, 2848, 2849, 2850, 2852
2328, 2330, 2333, 2336
2287, 2289, 2291, 2292, 2293, 2294, 2295, 2296, 2297, 2298, 2299, 2300, 2302, 2303, 2304, 2305, 2307, 2308, 2322
2787, 2790, 2795
2429, 2439, 2440, 2441, 2443, 2444, 2445, 2446
2295, 2314, 2315, 2316, 2317, 2318, 2319, 2320, 2321, 2322, 2324
2320, 2325, 2330, 2331, 2333, 2335
2338, 2340, 2344, 2345, 2346, 2347, 2352, 2353, 2354, 2355
2329, 2333, 2336, 2337, 2338, 2340, 2354, 2850
Why Choose Clipsal Solar For Your New System?
Yes, we are one of the approved installers for Empowering Homes however we are also different to every other solar company in Australia. We are focused on using the best technology to help bring solar to every Australian household in a sustainable, cost-saving manner.
How Can Clipsal Solar Save You An Extra $3,000 Over The Next 10 Years?
Did you know that our unique monitoring software will save you an average of $300 extra per year after your install by continually comparing and finding you the best electricity plans and providers based on your exact usage, saving you time and money? That’s another $3,000 in your pocket over the next ten years.
We're Trusted Experts
With the backing of Clipsal, we’ve brought together a leading team of global experts in solar technology, engineering, data science and our professional network of Clipsal Accredited Solar Installers with a mission to: use technology to take confusion and high costs out of energy and save you more on your bills.
Through the Clipsal Pulse app, we use this data to show you where, when and how much electricity you consume, what it’s costing you, and deliver personalised insights into how to use your electricity to get the most savings from your solar.
We don’t sell you a one-size-fits-all system, we deliver a system that fits your specific home, budget and lifestyle by analysing your electricity requirements to select the right options. And it doesn’t stop there.
Once installed, we offer packages to monitor and maintain your system to make sure it’s always optimised, and our customer hotline means we’re just a call or message away with expert answers and honest advice. We’re energy partners for life.
From mortgage payments to holidays and groceries, we understand you have other priorities, so we do more to save you more. We review your electricity plan every quarter to make sure it’s still the best plan for you.
We also help sell your excess energy back to the grid, increasing your savings further and reducing your energy footprint. We save you more so you can spend your solar savings how and where you choose.
Here to Stay
Clipsal Solar was started by the 100 year old Australian company Clipsal, that has been in the Australian electronics component market since its beginning!
Clipsal is wholly owned by the $70+ billion energy company Schneider Electric (recently awarded the #1 most sustainable energy company in the world) so you know that when you talk to us, you’ve got support for life.
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We’ll help you easily understand what solar options would be right for your house. We are also the only company in Australia providing sensors for all of your energy expensive appliances so that you can use data to help continually improve your power consumption & minimise your bills.
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