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Commercial solar system prices

Commercial Solar PV Price Index for February 2017

February 28, 2017
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The average price of commercial-scale solar system installations in Australia dropped to a new all-time low of $1.23 per watt ($/W), according to data from the Solar Choice installer network database. The previous low – which held stead for about 3 months – was $1.25/W. All system sizes included in the index (10kW, 30kW, 50kW […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index for January 2017

January 12, 2017
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Average commercial solar system prices continue at about $1.25/W for the fourth month in a row, starting off the new year with no eventful news. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All prices in the tables below include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST, but do not incorporate meter installation fees […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index for December 2016

December 15, 2016
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Average commercial solar system prices saw virtually no change betwen November and December, according to data from the Solar Choice database. Prices have hovered around the $1.25 mark since September. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All prices in the tables below include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST, but do […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: October 2016

October 26, 2016
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Average commercial solar system prices for all sizes that we track (10kW, 30kW, 50kW and 100kW) held stable at the $1.28/W low seen in September, according to data from Solar Choice’s installer network. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All prices in the tables below include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: September 2016

September 27, 2016
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The average price of a commercial solar installation fell to an all-time low of $1.26 per watt ($/W) between August and September, according to data from Solar Choice’s installer network database. The drop was consistent across all solar system sizes, although there were slight fluctuations from city to city. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All […]

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100kW solar PV systems: Compare prices and installer options

September 14, 2016
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100kW solar systems are among the most popular commercial solar system sizes in Australia. This article takes a look at pricing & energy yields for 100kW solar systems throughout Australia and offers some guidance as to how a business might go about comparing quotes and choosing an installer to do the job. Pricing for 100kW […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: August 2016

August 23, 2016
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The average price of a commercial solar systems fell marginally between July and August to $1.28/W, according to figures from Solar Choice’s installer network database. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All prices in the tables below include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST, but do not incorporate meter installation fees […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: July 2016

July 28, 2016
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The average price for a commercial solar PV system dropped noticeably between June and July 2016, according to figures from Solar Choice’s installer network database. While prices for each month in the first half of 2016 saw an average of about $1.33, the average price for this month was $1.29 – on par with Dec […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: June 2016

June 15, 2016
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Average commercial solar system prices have remained virtually unchanged for the past six months, according to data from Solar Choice’s installer network database, sitting at around $1.33 per watt of installed capacity. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All prices in the tables below include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: May 2016

May 23, 2016
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Average commercial solar system prices continued to hug $1.32-$1.33 for the 5th month running (since the beginning of the year), according to data from Solar Choice’s installer network. Larger systems (50kW, 100kW) saw a slight price increase of about 2-3c per watt, while smaller systems (10kW, 30kW) saw a similarly minor decrease. Commercial solar system […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: April 2016

April 18, 2016
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The average price of a fully installed commercial-scale solar system changed little between March and April 2016 – holding steady at about $1.33 per watt. While there were slight increases in 10kW and 30kW system prices, this was offset by decreases in 50kW and 100kW system prices. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All prices in the […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: March 2016

March 30, 2016
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The average price of a commercial solar system has increased slightly between February and March, according to figures from Solar Choice’s installer network database. The average price of an installed commercial solar system currently sits at about $1.33 per watt. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All prices in the tables below include incentives available through the […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: February 2016

February 17, 2016
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Average prices for commercial-scale solar PV system installations have remained largely unchanged between this month and last, according to figures from Solar Choice’s installer network database. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All prices in the tables below include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST. Table 1: Commercial solar PV […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: January 2016

January 29, 2016
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Mirroring the Residential PV Price Index for this month, commercial system prices have undergone a slight up-tick since the end of last year. Average commercial solar PV system prices currently sit at roughly $1.32 per watt, according to the figures that Solar Choice has available via our installer network database. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: December 2015

December 21, 2015
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December marks the second month running where the installer-nominated ‘Solar Choice Discount’ has been excluded from our calculations, resulting in pricing more reflective of actual retail commercial solar system prices available through installers in Solar Choice’s network. The overall result is apparently lower average prices for solar systems sized 10kW, 30kW, 50kW and 100kW. Regardless […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: November 2015

November 30, 2015
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This month we have changed our methodology for calculating commercial solar system prices, leaving out the installer-nominated ‘Solar Choice Discount’ which is usually added on to the ‘final total’ column in our calculation spreadsheets. The result is what would appear to be lower system prices across most system sizes, and is a more accurate reflection […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: October 2015

October 30, 2015
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Average commercial solar system prices have decreased for the second month in a row, according to data from the Solar Choice Installer Network database. The continuing drop follows a sharp rise that coincided with the implementation of a new internal data collection methodology which resulted in the inclusion of data from a larger number of […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: September 2015

September 30, 2015
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Average commercial solar PV system prices for September were slightly lower than those from August. Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW) All prices in the tables below are include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST. Table 1: Commercial solar PV system prices for September 2015 (average) Recommend on Facebook Share […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: August 2015

August 24, 2015
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This month Solar Choice upgraded its price reporting functionality to encompass a larger number of commercial installers – with interesting results. While average prices now appear as higher for 30kW, 50kW and 100kW systems in all the cities included our tables, 10kW system prices are lower. Meanwhile, pricing figures now span a broader range than previously […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: July 2015

July 20, 2015
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Commercial solar system prices for July 2015 remain steady at around $1.44 per watt ($/W) on average. 10kW solar system prices continue the gradual rise that began about three months ago in April, while 30kW system prices have increased to a lesser degree. 50kW and 100kW system prices have both come down slightly, thanks mainly to […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: June 2015

June 17, 2015
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Average indicative prices for commercial solar energy systems changed little between May and June 2015, continuing to hover around $1.44/W. Commercial solar energy system prices (10kW-100kW): Averages All prices in the tables below are include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST. STCs accounted for a price reduction of approximately 71c/kW for […]

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Commercial Solar PV Price Index: May 2015

May 7, 2015
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With the exception of 10kW solar systems, prices for commercial-scale solar PV systems in Australia decreased slightly on average between April and May of 2015, according to data from the Solar Choice installer network database. All prices are net, incorporating incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST. STCs accounted for […]

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Commercial PV Price Index: April 2015

April 23, 2015
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Mirroring the trend observed in residential solar systems, average commercial solar system prices increased slightly between March and April of 2015. The increases were clearest among 10kW systems and less pronounced for 30kW, 50kW and 100kW systems. Prices rose most sharply in Tasmania, while conversely declining in Perth. All prices are net, incorporating incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy […]

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Commercial PV Price Index – March 2015

March 13, 2015
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Commercial solar system prices continued their subtle decline between February and March of 2015, according to pricing data from installers in Solar Choice’s network. All prices are net, incorporating incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST. Table 1: Commercial solar PV system prices for March 2015 (average) Recommend on Facebook […]

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Commercial PV Price Index – February 2015

February 26, 2015
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Commercial solar system prices decreased slightly between January and February of 2015, according to pricing data from installers in Solar Choice’s network. All prices are net, incorporating incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST. Table 1: Commercial solar PV system prices for February 2015 (average) Recommend on Facebook Share on […]

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Commercial PV Price Index – January 2015

January 23, 2015
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Echoing residential solar system price trends since the end of last year, commercial solar system prices have remained remarkably steady since November 2014 and January 2015. While there was some price fluctuation among the smaller commercial system sizes (10kW, 30kW, 50kW) 100kW system prices remaining flat across all cities included in our calculations. Table 1: Commercial solar […]

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70kW solar systems: Compare prices & installers

January 9, 2015
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70kW solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are a popular system size for small and medium-size businesses to cut their power bills in Australia. In this article we look at the typical price ranges and power output for a 70kW solar system. We also examine some of the factors necessary for ensuring that a 70kW system and […]

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Commercial PV Price Index – November 2014

November 18, 2014
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Commercial solar prices continue to drop steadily month-by-month, according to data from the Solar Choice installer network. Prices in the tables below incorporate incentives available for systems up to 100kW in capacity under the federal government’s Renewable Energy Target. According to our data, federal incentives worked out to an effective system discount of approximately $0.60-0.70 per watt […]

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Commercial PV Price Index – October 2014

October 14, 2014
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In addition to the Residential Solar PV Price Index that Solar Choice publishes monthly,  we also publish pricing data for commercial systems (10kW, 30kW, 50kW and 100kW). This article contains pricing data for October 2014. All figures include GST as well as the STC incentive available through Australia’s federal Renewable Energy Target. According to the data […]

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Commercial PV Price Index – September 2014

September 10, 2014
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This month’s commercial pricing figures include for the first time charts detailing historic trends since Solar Choice began keeping track in May 2014. The tables below provide an indicative look at pricing for systems up to 100kW in capacity. All figures include GST as well as the STC incentive available through Australia’s federal Renewable Energy Target. […]

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Pricing, electricity yield and returns for 8kW solar PV systems

August 26, 2014
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Rooftop solar power has taken Australia by storm, with more than 10% of suitable rooftops now decked out with solar panels across the country. Different sizes of solar PV systems have proliferated depending on which incentives & what prices were available at the time of installation, as well as on the electricity needs of the […]

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