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Residential solar system prices

How much does a 5kW solar system cost in Melbourne, Victoria?

May 19, 2016
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Solar power is still a great investment option for Melbourne homes & businesses, even after a number of changes to state and federal government incentives. 5kW solar systems have proven to be one of the most popular system sizes in not only Melbourne, but also the rest of Victoria and Australia as a whole. But how […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index – May 2016

May 10, 2016
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Based on data from Solar Choice’s installer network database, the average price of per watt of a fully installed residential solar system in Australia as of May 2016 is about $1.66 (including GST, after STCs) – up slightly from last month. For the first time, in this month’s Index we have included (somewhat limited) pricing data […]

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Residential solar PV price index – April 2016

April 6, 2016
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Average solar PV system prices dropped slightly between March and April of 2016, following a downward trend that started in February. Based on data from Solar Choice’s installer network database, the average price of per watt of a fully installed residential solar system in Australia is about $1.63 (including GST, after STCs). Average solar PV […]

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Residential solar PV price index – March 2016

March 10, 2016
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After two consecutive months of increases, average solar PV system prices have dropped slightly for the first time in the new year, currently sitting at about $1.65/W. Average solar PV system prices for March 2016 Prices in the table below are net of the federal Renewable Energy Target’s STC incentive and include GST. Solar system […]

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Residential solar PV price index – February 2016

February 17, 2016
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Average solar PV system installation prices for Australia have risen for the 2rd month running, according to data from Solar Choice’s installer network database. The average price per watt for a fully installed residential solar system in Australia currently sits at about $1.67, up from $1.59 in December. Average solar PV system prices for February […]

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Residential solar PV price index – January 2016

January 22, 2016
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After about 5 months of  steady declines since about August of 2015, the average price of solar PV system prices rose slightly (approximately 5c/W) between December of 2015 and January of 2016. The increases occurred in nearly all capital cities and across nearly all system sizes. Average solar PV system prices for January 2016 All prices in […]

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Residential solar PV price index – December 2015

December 17, 2015
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On average solar PV system prices dropped for the month of December 2015 were lower across all capital cities for all system sizes than those from November 2015. The drop was due at least in part to a new calculation method: The ‘Solar Choice discount’ offered by installers in the Solar Choice network – hitherto excluded from […]

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Residential solar PV price index – November 2015

November 13, 2015
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Average solar system prices have sunk for the fourth month in a row, reaching a new all-time low since Solar Choice began publishing system prices in August 2012. For the first time, overall average system prices dipped down to $1.70/W, with 1.5kW, 2kW, 3kW, 4kW and 5kW systems hitting record lows. (The data in this article […]

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Residential solar PV price index – October 2015

October 28, 2015
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Average solar PV system prices edged down to $1.79 per watt this month, coming close to the all-time low of $1.76/W reached in March of this year. Average solar PV system prices for October 2015 All prices in the table below include the federal STC incentive which installers ordinarily include in final system prices. GST […]

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Residential solar PV price index – September 2015

September 11, 2015
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Solar system prices fell on average between August and September, but there was significant variation between cities, especially among the smaller system sizes (1.5kW and 2kW). The rise in average system prices in Brisbane was due to an increase at the premium end of the market, while system prices on the low end changed little. […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index: August 2015

August 3, 2015
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Average solar system prices rose for most system sizes in Sydney and Tasmania between July and August, while dropping or staying flat for all other cities and system sizes. The overall effect is a slight increase in overall prices nationally. Prices are highest in Tasmania; Perth is homes to the lowest prices on average. Average […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index: July 2015

July 17, 2015
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The average solar PV system price nationally continues to sit at about $1.85 per watt for the third month in a row, with prices for specific system sizes also remaining largely unchanged between the months of May, June and July. Average solar PV system prices for July 2015 All prices in the table below include […]

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Solar system prices in Brisbane, Queensland

July 9, 2015
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Approximately one quarter of households in Brisbane proper have a solar power system, according to the APVI’s solar map; the suburbs surrounding Brisbane have even higher solar penetrations. The number of systems in the Brisbane region is growing steadily, even in the absence of strong solar feed-in tariff incentives. One of the main reasons for this growth […]

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Solar PV system prices in Darwin, NT

June 19, 2015
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According to the APVI‘s solar map, only about 6% of homes in Darwin have solar panels – despite the fact that the city is home to some of the highest solar irradiation rates (and therefore some of the highest federal incentives) in all of Australia. Darwin is also home to one of the highest solar feed-in tariff incentives […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index: June 2015

June 15, 2015
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Average residential solar PV system prices remain largely unchanged between May and June 2015, hovering around $1.86/W nationally. What appears as price rises in Melbourne were actually due mainly to a smaller installer sample than the previous month. Meanwhile, system prices in the other capital cities either stayed flat or decreased slightly. Average solar PV system prices […]

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Solar power system prices: Wollongong, NSW

June 12, 2015
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More than one in ten households in Wollongong have solar panels on their roof, according to the APVI. Every month, the number of solar PV installations in Wollongong grows as more and more homeowners make the decision to go solar. One of the main reasons that so many people make this choice is the fact […]

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Solar power system prices in Newcastle, NSW

June 9, 2015
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Around 11% of the homes in Newcastle, NSW have a solar power system installed. This is strong evidence that many Newcastle residents continue to find that solar PV systems are well worth the investment – even with low solar feed-in tariff rates for all of the state. One of the reasons that solar power remains so attractive in […]

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Solar power on the Sunshine Coast: Compare system prices

May 27, 2015

As the state’s nickname would suggest, Queensland is a great place for solar power thanks to ample sunshine and low solar system prices. The Sunshine Coast’s name is equally suggestive, and the area certainly lives up to it: over 30% of the homes in the Sunshine Coast already have solar systems installed, according to the […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index: May 2015

May 6, 2015
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Nationally, average solar energy system prices have risen for the second month in a row, according to data from the Solar Choice installer network database. Prices for 1.5kW, 2kW and 10kW systems rose in all capital cities, while prices for the most popular system sizes (3kW, 4kW and 5kW) showed more variation from place to […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index: April 2015

April 17, 2015
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Average solar energy system prices have risen for the first time in just under a year, according to pricing data from Solar Choice’s quote comparison platform. The increases took place primarily in Melbourne, Tasmania and (to a lesser degree) Sydney and was observable across all system sizes (1.5kW-10kW). Interestingly, average system sizes actually declined in […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index – March 2015

March 10, 2015
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Average residential solar PV system prices for Australia’s capital cities fell slightly between February and March. Systems were dearest in Canberra, while Perth was home to the lowest prices. March 2015 average solar PV system prices All prices in the table below include the federal STC incentive which installers ordinarily include in final system prices. GST is […]

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