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Collombatti home solar battery storage trial area extended

The catchment area for a ground-breaking home solar battery storage trial in the Collombatti area has been widened to encourage more residents to take part.

The two-year, partially subsidised battery storage trial comprises big savings on the latest home energy storage technology.

Port Macquarie’s own Care Solar Solutions (CSS) has been invited to offer competitive battery storage quotes to willing participants.

CSS Director Phillip Butterworth said the project is aimed at reducing network demand during peak periods, and the trial boundary extension is a positive step.

“It’s allowing more consumers to become part of the network trial which enables them to reduce their power consumption, and receive battery storage at a very much reduced price,” said Mr Butterworth.

The trial is a joint project of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Essential Energy, Reposit Power, solar inverter supplier SMA Australia and the University of Technology Sydney.

How it works

Trial participants can obtain an upfront subsidy of up to $5,500 towards the installation of a battery storage system, and can participate in three ways by:

  • Installing battery storage only
  • Installing battery storage with an existing solar system
  • Installing battery storage (and a solar system at the participant’s own cost).

During the trial, participants will receive payments based on the level of network support their system provides. Participants will retain ownership of all batteries and inverters installed as part of the trial, after the trial concludes.

“The return on investment for those residents who take part is sensational,” added Mr Butterworth.

Trial participants will be based on a first in, first served basis and numbers are limited.

Eligible residents are encouraged to contact CSS for free battery storage quote on 1300 925 429 today.


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