From today, thousands of South Australian households can access their share of $100m in State Government subsidies and $100m in finance provided by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to help pay for a home battery system.

The Home Battery Schemeis available to 40,000 households overcome the up-front cost of investing in a battery and solar.

The subsidy is available to all South Australians households, and calculated on the kilowatt hour capacity of the battery purchased. Furthermore, Energy Concession Holders are eligible for a higher subsidy, ensuring low-income households are supported to access the Scheme.

While the subsidy will vary depending on the size of the battery, it is capped for everyone at a maximum of $6,000 per battery installed.

Lending company RateSetter has been chosen to administer the subsidy and finance on behalf of the Government of South Australia.

More information on the Home Battery Scheme is available at www.homebatteryscheme.sa.gov.au.

Businesses interested in becoming system providers can register at https://homebatteryscheme.sa.gov.au/become-a-provider