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Before Buying Solar Guide

THINKING OF MAKING THE SWITCH TO SOLAR?

There has never been a better time to consider going solar. With electricity prices rising in recent years and the cost of solar falling, over 2 million Australian households are now enjoying clean, reliable energy – straight from the sun.
The decision to install solar can be a big one. It can also be a confusing one!
To help you make the most informed decision on what is right for you, we have summarised some key guidelines below.

KEY GUIDELINES

Price Guideline

The cost of installing a solar system can vary widely and is affected by a range of factors from where you live, the retailer or installer you choose, the warranties available, and the technology and size of your system.

The major factors which will affect the price of a solar system are:

  • government rebates and incentives
  • contractor installation costs
  • type and number of panels
  • type and size of inverter
  • type of framing equipment and other system components
  • height and accessibility of roof and whether it is tiled or metal or concrete
  • any after sales service agreements

Keeping the above variables in mind, these tables provide an approximate guide on the price range for solar systems in Australia’s major capital cities.

Government rebates are included in these figures. Please note that the market costs change quickly so these numbers are illustrative only.

Estimated prices for residential solar systems

Note: all prices are a guide only and prices in this table include both the up-front incentive available for small-scale systems through the Renewable Energy Target (STCs) and GST – they represent the total out-of-pocket cost of the system to the customer. 

SYSTEM SIZE
ESTIMATED PRICE RANGE
2kW
$2,800 – $5,600
3kW
$2,900 – $6,950
4kW
$3,400 – $7,900
5kW
$3,500 – $9,500
10kW
$7,600 – $14,100
Estimated prices for commercial solar PV systems

Note: all prices are a guide only and all prices in this table include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST, but do not incorporate meter installation fees or additional costs, such as ground-mounting, grid protection or grid connection studies.

SYSTEM SIZE
ESTIMATED PRICE RANGE
10kW
$12,100 – $14,700
30kW
$30,200 – $38,200
50kW
$49,800 – $63,900
100kW
$101,400 – $115,500

Maintenance & Warranties Guideline

Solar systems must be maintained on a regular basis. A maintenance schedule will be provided by the installer.

Undertaking regular maintenance of your solar system ensures that:

  • it is operating correctly
  • the system performance is maintained
  • the system is safe for everyone in the premises as well as for any electrical workers working on the distribution network.

Always engage an appropriately qualified tradesperson to undertake maintenance work on your solar system. We recommend you use a Clean Energy Council accredited installer.

Some distributors may request that an anti-islanding test of the inverter be carried out periodically. Check with your distributor as each will have different requirements.

Consumer Guideline

Deciding to install a rooftop solar system is a major decision for any household. It is therefore important to do your homework and learn about the installation process as there are no ‘one size fits all’ for solar systems and there are many things to consider along the way.

Check out our Buying Solar guide to set yourself on the path to making an informed decision about purchasing a rooftop solar system. The Guide covers understanding how solar works through to the installation process and engaging a solar retailer.

We highly recommend you read Clean Energy Council Buying Solar guide before you purchase rooftop solar.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR SOLAR RETAILER

Buying solar to-do-list

Buying solar panels for your home can seem confusing at first. How do you know what size system to install? Will you need to notify your electricity company? How do you choose a trustworthy installer? And what is a feed-in tariff?

 

The Clean Energy Council’s guide to installing solar for households explains everything you need to know about installing solar for your home and walks you through the process of purchasing, installing and maintaining your solar system.

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