Solar battery offers

Eligible customers living in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland can join Origin Loop and get a $2000 discount on the upfront cost of a Sungrow SBR HV or Tesla Powerwall battery.

Offer available until 30 September 2022.

Join the Origin Loop virtual power plant today

By joining Origin Loop, you’ll allow us to source some of the power your solar system creates to take pressure off the grid during peak-demand periods. Connect to Origin Loop for five years and you’ll get:

$2,000 discount

on your solar battery with 10 years manufacturer’s warranty. See prices of hardware below.

$0 upfront

on a 24 or 60 month interest-free payment options (equal monthly repayments). Everything fully installed, including a compatible inverter.

Guaranteed $240 back

in credit over 12 months, for five years. You’ll get credit of $20 (incl GST) toward electricity charges on your bill every month for 5 years. You’ll always get more value back in credits than we extract from your battery.

How the virtual power plant (VPP) works with your battery

By participating in the Origin Loop VPP, you join a cloud-based community of power generators.

  • We’ll charge or discharge your Loop-connected battery so that it can be used to bring power to the community. This typically only happens in times of high demand.
  • We guarantee that in a 12-month period, we’ll never extract more than 200 kWh from your battery.
  • You’ll have full visibility of when we have charged and discharged your battery via the Home Energy Monitor in the Origin App.

For full details, read the Virtual Power Plant Terms September 2021 (PDF 195 KB)

To sign up, you need to:

  • live within 50km of Sydney Central Business District (CBD), Melbourne CBD, Brisbane CBD or Gold Coast metro
  • buy a compatible battery system and inverter
  • have a reliable internet connection so we can connect your battery to our VPP, Origin Loop
  • remain an Origin electricity customer for at minimum, 5 years.

Ready to join? Here’s what to do

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1. Request a quote

You’ll need to let us know how to contact you, and if possible, some information about your property and how you use your energy.

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2. We’ll call you

To discuss your options and arrange a site inspection. Once your site has been inspected, we’ll confirm installation details and finalise your quote.

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3. We’ll install your system

An expert will attend your home at a time that suits you to install your new system.

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4. You’ll join Loop and the VPP

Your battery will connect to our virtual power plant (VPP). We’ll access it from time to time to help manage energy supply and demand.

Hardware options and pricing

Sungrow SBR HV 9.6

Sungrow SBR HV 9.6 for sale at

Standard retrofit installation:

from $9,995

Part of an Origin Solar PV system purchase: 

from $13,295^

  • 9.6 kWh capacity
  • Lithium ion phosphate battery 
  • Up to 100% usable energy
  • 10 year performance warranty

VPP base model specs

Datasheet Sungrow SBR096 Battery (PDF 524 KB)

Inverter options

The Sungrow Hybrid inverter is a great option for this battery.

When you get in touch, we’ll consider your unique energy needs and personalise the package to suit you best.

Datasheet Sungrow SH5.ORS Inverter (PDF 232 KB)

^ For 4.68kW solar panels from our Advantage range within a serviced area in Queensland. All prices include GST. Additional meter changeover / installation fees charged by your distributor may apply.

Tesla Powerwall

Powerwall for sale at

Standard retrofit installation:

 from $13,995

Part of an Origin Solar PV system purchase:

from $18,790^

  • High-performance 13.5 kWh capacity
  • Immediate power outage detection
  • For residential or light commercial use
  • 10 year performance warranty

VPP Base model specs

Tesla Powerwall Datasheet (PDF 316KB)

Inverter options

This model of Powerwall uses an internal inverter to convert DC energy to the AC energy required for your home – so you don’t need to purchase a separate one.

^ Assumes a 5.46W single or combination track system from our Advantage range within serviced Zone 3 areas.

Victorians can save more with a Victorian Government solar battery rebate

As part of the Solar Homes Program, eligible Victorians could save up to $2,950 on the upfront price of a solar battery, on top of Origin discounts. There are currently no rebates available in Queensland.

Got questions? We’re here to help

Will my property need to be modified to have the battery installed?

This depends on the where your battery will be installed. Changes may be required, e.g. to accommodate fireproofing. These details, including a quote, will be provided to you after the installer visits your property.

What do I need to do after my battery has been installed?

As part of the Loop VPP program, you’ll need to maintain the solar system and battery to make sure they’re operating well during the term of the program (5 years). You can find heaps of tips and tricks on how to do this on our solar maintenance pages, as well as the ongoing repair and maintenance packages that we offer at Origin.

Will you use my internet data to connect to my battery?

We’ll hook your new battery up to the internet in your home so we can talk to it when we need to. We expect that the smarts behind the Loop VPP could use up to 4GB of data per month. For most customers though, we expect it to use much less.

You mentioned staying an Origin customer, what plan do I need to be on?

To participate in the Loop VPP you need to maintain an active electricity account with Origin for the length of the program, but the electricity plan you’d like to be on is up to you. You can also change your plan at any time. 

You can see available plans online, including details of solar feed-in tariff rates, or give us a call to chat through your options instead.  

For more information about feed-in tariffs and how they work, head to our solar feed-in tariff page.

Can I take part even if my solar panel system wasn’t purchased from Origin?

Of course! Even if your solar panel system was installed by another provider, you may be eligible to take part in the Loop VPP. We’ll assess your solar panel system to make sure it meets the requirements for proper operation and safety before we go any further. If it’s compatible, we’ll be able to discuss what battery options may be suitable for you.

Make a good change with Origin Loop

Ready to join something great? Call our team or get an online quote today.

Call 1300 791 468