Does that price include everything?
The price includes all the main components of the battery system as well as delivery to your door, however it doesn’t include installation costs and any extra items your installer might need such as cabling and conduits.
You can expect the price of a standard installation to typically sit somewhere between $1500 – $2200 depending on your particular circumstances.
What’s not included in the price?
Installation and any extra components associated with the installation such as cables and conduits.
Keep in mind that installations on brick / cement surfaces and shorter cable runs tend to be less expensive compared to weatherboard and longer cable runs for example, as additional materials will be required.
How much does a bigger battery cost (two units)?
You can add a second battery for about $3,450 (GST inc) plus installation costs of around $200.
Why don’t I need a quote for my battery?
Here at DC Power Co, we want to keep your costs down and give you control over who installs your battery. That’s why we haven’t included installation in the DC Sunny Saver battery package and why the battery itself is a fixed price. You will need a quote for installation when you choose your installer. You can find out more about installation here.
How can I pay the deposit?
Please click through to pay the $250 deposit here.
How can I pay the balance?
Once your network approval has come through, we’ll send you an email with a link to pay for your battery. You can pay via direct debit or credit card.
Do you offer financing for the DC Sunny Saver?
At DC Power Co, we don’t have a financing program set up yet. However there are several external options for financing including a suite of low interest green loans.
Please note we are not able to provide advice on financing options and DC Power Co strongly recommends anyone considering financing for their battery to seek independent financial advice.
Options for financing:
Adding your battery package to your home loan
Generally, the lowest interest rate for loans or financing your battery package will be your home loan (as it is secured by your home). Currently interest rates are low and home mortgages have interest rates in the vicinity of 3-4%.
You will need to discuss this directly with your bank or credit union. DC Power Co strongly recommends anyone considering adding the cost of a battery to their mortgage to seek independent financial advice.
Other low interest alternatives – green loans
These are loans for green products and often have lower interest rates than other personal loans or credit cards. However, it is important to check the following:
- Interest rates
- Other fees and charges: set up costs, account fees and other charges as these can really add up, and
- Ability to early repay which may provide additional flexibility to pay back faster, however, there may be a trade off for interest rates.
Many financial institutions now offer green loans to their customers at lower interest rates and here are a selection that finance batteries. There are some comparison sights that outline specific green loan offers.These range from 6-8%.
- Community First Credit Union – Low interest unsecured green loans are available and can be used to purchase solar batteries. Up to 7 year loan term.
- Hunter United Credit Union Green Saver Loan : Low interest unsecured green loans are available and can be used to purchase solar batteries. Up to 7 year loan term.
- Bendigo Bank – Green loans that secured and unsecured noting unsecured has a higher interest rate than some other loans. Up to 7 year loan term.
When selecting a bank or other financial institution for a green loan for a battery, be sure to read all the terms and conditions carefully before signing any contracts.
We can’t make any recommendations but suggest you look for an unsecured loan and make sure you check both the interest rate and any account fees (application, ongoing and repayment).
DC Power Co does not receive any fees or rebates on any of these products.
Credit cards typically have high interest rates, in the range of 15-20%, and as a result are an expensive way to finance your solar batteries.
DC Power Co strongly recommends anyone considering adding the cost of a battery to their credit card to seek independent financial advice.