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A collection of the hottest regional incentives and policies for home energy storage

Views: 15     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2021-10-18      Origin: Site

One of the questions that comes up when you're installing a home energy storage system is whether there's a subsidy or a policy for installing it. After all, renewable energy is being promoted in every country and region! I this system is so environmental protection, so energy saving, national areas should have support. The answer is yes! In fact, there are many places in the world that have energy incentives and policies programs, and I'll list some of the most popular places for you to look at.

The United States


The most famous home energy storage incentive program in the United States is California's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), which is very popular in California. Thanks to the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), you can get rebates on most or all of your solar cells installed in California, and the rebates can run into the thousands of dollars! For example, Residential customers can currently qualify for a SGIP rebate of between $200-$1,000 per kilowatt-hour of storage. That means you could earn a rebate of between $2,000 and $10,000 when you install a 10 kWh home energy storage system. It's worth noting that if you're in California, we highly recommend participating in the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) and the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which together can save you more than half the cost of installing a home energy storage system. If you want to know some details about that, Go and find The California Public Utilities Commission ( https://www.cpuc.ca.gov ).


So you must be wondering, what is the Federal Investment Tax Credit?

The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is one of the most important incentives available for solar Photovoltaic (PV). ITC makes it clear that advanced energy storage technology invested by private institutions or individuals can claim an investment tax credit. For residential energy storage, if 100% of its electricity is generated by photovoltaic, There will be a 30% tax credit on the system investment and five years of accelerated depreciation. For industrial and commercial energy storage, at least 75% of the electricity is required to come from photovoltaic generation, and when 75-99.9% of the energy stored is from photovoltaic generation, the tax deduction is the product of this ratio and 30% (tax deduction). ITC is a big hit in the U.S. right now, and it works in most U.S. statesand. If you need to install a home energy storage system, don't miss out on this incentive program. For more details, click the link and you can get in The Bureau of Energy ( https://www.energy.gov ).


The Self-Generating Incentive Program (SGIP) and Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) are available in California, but what about the rest of the country? Don't worry, buddy. Of course there's a policy.


The equivalent of the Self-generating Incentive Program (SGIP) is New York City, where the main  incentives of energy storage are ITC and resident Long Island. The program offers kickback incentives, with the state currently offering $250 per kilowatt to Long Island residents.


New Jersey applies the Transition Program Renewable Energy Certificate (TREC) and the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which are issued to you every time your home energy storage system generates 1,000 kilowatt-hours (1 MWh) of electricity, which can then be sold for cash. Sounds great, doesn't it? Similarly, Pennsylvania has a similar incentive program called Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECS), but unlike New Jersey, Pennsylvania's prices are volatile and vary over time.


In Connecticut, the Residential Solar Energy Investment Program (RSIP) and the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) apply. For example, for a 10 KW home energy storage system, the rebate value is $0.358 / watt, up to $3,580, and for any additional watt not exceeding 20 KW, the rebate value is $0.207 / watt. The maximum rebate is $5,650. It's pretty good.


Massachusetts applies the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) and the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which pays you a flat rate per kilowatt-hour of solar power generated for 10 years. On average, you can earn between $3,000 and $13,000 over the 10-year plan period. The amount earned depends on the size of the home energy storage system and the utility's current incentives. Massachusetts also offers owners of renewable energy systems a 15% system cost credit (MA income tax) up to $1,000. And you can check out these states' energy incentives at Dsire ( https://www.dsireusa.org/ ).



Germany is one of the first countries in the world to introduce laws related to energy storage. Germany is mainly based on the "German Renewable Energy Sources Act (German: EEG)", which ensures grid connectivity, preferential dispatch and government-set feed-in tariffs. The subsequent policy also confirmed that the state would subsidize electrochemical energy storage technologies such as lithium-ion batteries and other energy storage technologies, as well as subsidize battery energy storage systems used in conjunction with photovoltaic systems. The specific subsidy amount needs to ask the relevant local institutions. About EEG, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie( https://www.bmwi.de )will tell you the details.

The UK


The UK has developed“the UK Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan (SSFP)”, which includes 29 action plans to remove barriers to the development of smart energy, including energy storage, and to build smart homes and businesses with flexible electricity markets. The main policy aspect is to provide support for your home energy storage system. You may not be able to get an exact subsidy for the installation of a home energy storage system, but the UK has such a renewable energy policy at the moment, and I believe a subsidy scheme will be introduced in the near future. More informations just in The gov. of UK( https://www.gov.uk/ ).

South Korea


Korea’s energy storage policy is based on the“ Electricity Business Act ”. It stipulates that both state-owned and independent power generation companies with an installed capacity of more than 500MW must include a certain proportion of renewable energy in their power production portfolio. In addition, a certain discount will be given to the charging capacity and electricity charges of energy storage devices. However, there is no fixed amount for the specific discount fee, please contact the relevant local department for inquiry. For details, please into this website : Korea MTIE ( https://english.motie.go.kr/www/main.do ).



Japan mainly relies on the "Energy Plan", especially after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, the Japanese government encourages the development of renewable energy, stimulates the demand of energy storage industry, and supports the energy storage industry to a certain extent. The government requires 22-24% of its energy needs to come from renewable sources, and is strongly promoting hydrogen/energy storage and decentralized energy systems. It currently subsidizes 66% of the cost of installing a home energy storage system for homes and businesses. In addition, the government can subsidize 40-50% of the retail price of batteries. Get in ( https://www.meti.go.jp/english/index.html )and learn more.



Australia's "Renewable Energy Target (RET)" is a policy of the Federal government, which also includes "Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET)" and "Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES)". SRES is common to us, where the government provides financial support to encourage individuals and businesses to install home energy storage systems such as rooftop solar, solar water heaters and heat pumps. After installing a home energy storage system to generate its own electricity, it will also receive an incentive based on a Small-scale Technology Certificates (STC). In addition, the Australian government also provides financial support for a number of projects involving energy storage technology development and demonstration applications. There is also the Home Battery Scheme in South Australia, which offers a pro rata subsidy of $600 per megawatt hour for concession card holders and $500 per megawatt hour for others. The subsidy is up to $6,000 for 10kWh batteries and $3,000 for 5kWh batteries. If you are interested in it please get in Australia DAWE where can tell you all of the details( https://www.environment.gov.au/ ).



In 2017, the relevant departments of China issued the "Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Development of Energy Storage Technology and Industry", and in 2020, all provinces and cities issued relevant policies, requiring a certain proportion of photovoltaic energy storage policies. In 2021, the Guideline on Accelerating the Development of new energy storage was issued. And put forward a sound "new energy + energy storage" project incentive mechanism. For new energy power generation projects that implement new energy storage in supporting construction or sharing mode, the system value and technical level can be dynamically evaluated, and appropriate preferences can be given in competitive configuration, project approval (record), grid connection timing, system scheduling and operation arrangement, guarantee utilization hours, power auxiliary service compensation and assessment, etc. More details just come and vist China National Energy Administration ( http://www.nea.gov.cn/ ).



Italy's current national energy strategy: to improve the competitiveness, sustainability and safety of Italy's national energy sector through plans and incentives targeted at the Italian market, as well as to help with energy storage for the population. For example, reducing VAT and real estate tax deductions; The electricity generated from renewable sources entering the grid can be sold to the GSE on the free market or at a guaranteed minimum price, providing convenient compensation to producers and consumers for the power entering the grid. In Lombardy, for example, buyers of solar + storage systems can apply for a subsidy of 50% of the purchase price.  Come on, Italy MED ( https://www.mise.gov.it/index.php/en/ ) will help you.



Canada has two subsidy programs, " GreenON " and " Canada Greener Home Grant ". Under  " GreenON ", residential solar projects up to 10KW will receive A subsidy of C $1 (US $0.77) per watt, and the purchase and installation of energy storage systems will receive a subsidy of C $370 (US $287.9) per KWH; Grid connected residential solar + storage projects will receive a subsidy of C $1.50 (US $1.16) per watt, while similar off-grid projects will receive c $3 (US $2.33) per watt. For the " Canada Greener Home Grant ", participants are eligible for up to $5,000 to $6,000. NRC ( https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/home )had told that.



Many other areas have policies or incentive programs, so check out your local information if you're interested. We can know that green energy is indeed being promoted in many regions, and most of them will be subsidized by relevant policies. There is no incentive for home energy storage on Earth, but we can reduce the burden on the planet by installing home energy storage systems. It's our duty to protect the environment, so why don't we join in?




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