If you are thinking about adding battery storage to your home solar system, there’s an opportunity to learn more at an event online via Zoom on Tuesday 20 July.
Hosted by the Castlemaine-based MASH community solar bulk-buy, this session is designed to equip ‘would-be’ battery owners with the information they need to decide whether battery storage is right for their circumstances.
“It is fantastic to know that 100% of our power needs are now met by our 6.6 kW solar and Powerwall battery system,” Ian Temby, Ashbourne
“With the recent power outages in the Dandenongs, we’ve seen the level of interest in batteries increase”, said MASH organiser Jo Kaptein. “People are telling us they want to protect their homes from a major outage. They have lots of different reasons why. For example, some have medical equipment they rely on which needs continuous power, others are running businesses where they can’t afford their equipment or computers to be offline.”
“Even though batteries are still expensive – even with the State Government rebate – many people are investing in them in order to get that energy security,” said Jo.
“Currently the battery rebate is worth up to $4,174 for eligible households but once the current allocation has gone, then the rebate will drop to $3,500. There’s only 1,000 rebates left at the higher value and we are expecting that they will go soon.”
The MASH bulk-buy is a project of the not-for-profit Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance which is based in Castlemaine.
To register for the meeting, please call the MASH team on 1300 466 274 or visit the MASH website at mash.org.au