To sell and install eligible home battery systems through the Home Battery Scheme, businesses are required to first qualify as a System Provider.
Businesses that would like to apply need to complete an application process, managed by Australian peer-to-peer lender, Plenti (formerly RateSetter).
Only reputable providers capable of safely installing eligible systems, acting as the single point of contact for an all-in-one solution (for an all-inclusive price) will be qualified.
To qualify, System Providers will need to demonstrate:
- financial health, reputation and competency, and
- an office located in SA with employees that are SA residents, and
- they use only CEC accredited installers with battery storage endorsement, and
- CEC Approved Solar Retailer status, or
- commitment to an acceptable equivalent Code of Conduct that has been authorised by ACCC.
The assessment criteria and terms and conditions for qualified System Providers can be downloaded below:
Businesses considering applying to become qualified System Providers must check the occupational licensing requirements to carry out or organise electrical and/or building work (for example, if undertaking building work associated with installing rooftop solar PV). Consumer and Business Services provides information regarding the occupational licensing requirements relating to carrying out or organising rooftop solar and battery storage installation.
Businesses should contact Consumer and Business Services on 131 882 if they require further guidance.
The System Provider qualification process has been designed to provide customers with quality assurance over the products, suppliers and installers included within the Scheme.
System Providers must also apply to have an ‘Eligible System’ approved. The Equipment Eligibility Criteria for approving battery systems can be downloaded below:
To encourage local industry participation, businesses will be required to specify the extent to which their products and services contribute to the South Australian economy. They must do this by registering their business on the SA Product Register.
In assessing applications, priority will be given to System Providers that commit to installing approved battery systems that are manufactured or assembled in South Australia.
Note: Until businesses are qualified as System Providers they cannot provide any assurances to customers about their ability to provide a battery eligible for the subsidy. Businesses who deliberately mislead customers or seek to obtain deposits for batteries before they are accredited may have their System Provider application refused.
For more information call 1300 396 078.