- Solar Connect: Batteries

Battery vpp trial

Inter­est­ed in bat­ter­ies? So are we!

As part of the Future Grid Solar Con­nect VPP bat­tery tri­als, you’ll reserve 1.75kWh of your battery’s capac­i­ty to pro­vide dai­ly grid sup­port ser­vices via the VPP. You will also inte­grate your com­pat­i­ble PV and bat­tery sys­tem for mon­i­tor­ing pur­pos­es. In exchange, you’ll receive a month­ly VPP cred­it to your elec­tric­i­ty bill.

In addi­tion to the month­ly VPP cred­it and the par­tic­i­pant vouch­er, you’ll have the option of choos­ing between two dif­fer­ent tar­iff options – your exist­ing stan­dard tar­iff or a spe­cial 7 — 11 tar­iff devel­oped for the tri­al. If you choose the 7 — 11 tar­iff option, your bat­tery will be sched­uled to charge and dis­charge to opti­mise your finan­cial return. The inno­v­a­tive 7 — 11 tar­iff will also accom­mo­date more solar in the community. 

Pre-sub­­­mis­­­sion checklist

To be eli­gi­ble you will need to:

  • Be a Jacana Ener­gy customer
  • Be an own­er-occu­pi­er of the home you wish to reg­is­ter in the trial
  • Have a con­tin­u­ous inter­net connection
  • Sign up before 30 Novem­ber 2021
  • Own an eli­gi­ble solar and bat­tery stor­age sys­tem (or install a new bat­tery with­in a nom­i­nat­ed timeframe)

New Bat­ter­ies

House­holds who sign up by 30th Novem­ber 2021 and install a new sys­tem as part of the tri­al by 31st Jan­u­ary 2022 are eli­gi­ble for a $500 VPP voucher. 

Par­tic­i­pants can still take advan­tage of addi­tion­al incen­tives through the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Gov­ern­men­t’s Home and Busi­ness Bat­tery Scheme.

Vouch­er$500 Vouch­er
Month­ly Credit$50 / Month
Tar­iffTwo options (see below table for details)
Bat­tery Requirements1.75kWh reserved to pro­vide grid sup­port services.
Com­mit­ment12 Months

Exist­ing Batteries

House­holds with an exist­ing, eli­gi­ble solar and bat­tery sys­tem can sign up to the VPP.

Vouch­er$200 Vouch­er
Month­ly Credit$50 / Month
Tar­iffTwo options (see below table for details)
Bat­tery Requirements1.75kWh reserved to pro­vide grid sup­port services.
Com­mit­ment12 Months

Tar­iff Options (Bat­tery)

Jacana Ener­gy, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Alice Springs Future Grid project, have devel­oped a spe­cial tar­iff offer for VPP tri­al cus­tomers with bat­ter­ies. The new 7 — 11 tar­iff is designed to sched­ule your bat­tery to soak up solar ener­gy dur­ing the mid­dle of the day and to pro­vide a finan­cial incen­tive to your household.


Buy (time of use)

Sell (feed-in/­ex­port)

Option 1

Your exist­ing (Stan­dard) Tariff

All day (no variance)

26.6530 c/​kWh

9.13 c/​kWh*

Option 2

7 – 11 VPP Tri­al Tariff

7am — 11am

PEAK 26.6530 c/​kWh

HI FiT 16.0 c/​kWh

11am — 7pm

OFF-PEAK 14.0 c/​kWh

LO FiT 4.0 c/​kWh

7pm — 11pm

PEAK 26.6530 c/​kWh

HI FiT 16.0 c/​kWh

11pm — 7am

OFF-PEAK 14.0 c/​kWh

LO FiT 4.0 c/​kWh

1. All rates are GST inclu­sive.
2. *As pub­lished on jacanaen​er​gy​.com​.au. Tar­iff rates may be sub­ject to change from time to time.

Sup­port­ed Inverters



Con­nec­tion type


Pri­mo (INT or AU), Symo and GEN24






Sun­ny Boy SB#.0, Sun­ny Tripow­er STP#.0 and Sun­ny Boy Stor­age SBS#.0



X1-Hybrid-#.0T and X3-Hybrid-#.0T



SH5000 and ST10000 (Hybrid Inverters)



Pow­er­wall 2


Exclud­ed models


No accept­ed models

Not applic­a­ble


No accept­ed models

Not applic­a­ble


No accept­ed models

Not applic­a­ble


No accept­ed models

Not applic­a­ble


No accept­ed models

Not applic­a­ble

1. SB#000 and STP#000 series are exclud­ed
2. SH5K-20 hybrid invert­er is excluded