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Solar power in Sydney, NSW: Compare prices & installers

April 11, 2017
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Sydney is a great place for solar power, and roughly 10-15% of Sydney area homes have solar panels installed on their roofs. This article is 5-point guide to everything you need to know if you’re considering solar power for your Sydney home – including how Solar Choice can help you compare quotes. 5 good reasons to go solar […]

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1kW solar PV systems: Pricing, output, returns

December 1, 2016
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Should you install a 1 kilowatt (kW) solar system for your home? These days, 1kW solar system installations are relatively rare, as larger systems frequently offer better value for money at only a modestly higher price. The smallest size of system that Solar Choice keeps track of in our monthly Solar PV Price Index articles […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index – August 2016

August 8, 2016
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This month marks a full four years of our publishing of the Solar PV Price Index. When we first started keeping track of average system prices back in 2012, it cost roughly 70c more per watt to install a solar PV system in Australia than it does today. The going average rate for a solar […]

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Solar PV Price Index – September 2014

September 7, 2014
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Average residential solar system prices took a dip across the board between August and September, with almost no instances in which they increased. The trend was likely spurred by the recent release of the Renewable Energy Target review panels’ recommendations that the scheme be abolished or significantly scaled back, with a number solar installation companies lowering […]

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Solar PV Price Index – August 2014

August 12, 2014
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Average solar system prices continued with little fluctuation between July and August. Although some regional variability was still observable, numbers held remarkably steady in all cities and across all system sizes. August 2014 solar PV system prices All prices in the table below are inclusive of the federal STC incentive which installers ordinarily include in final […]

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Solar PV Price Index – June 2014

June 6, 2014
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On the whole, system prices fell slightly between May and June. 1.5kW system prices look more or less steady across the board, while average pricing for 4kW, 5kW and 10kW systems dropped slightly. Average 2kW and 3kW system prices appear to have fallen a bit more than others (from $2.49/W to $2.27/W and $1.97/W to […]

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Solar PV system prices for April 2014

April 7, 2014
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Average 1.5kW solar system prices appear to have plateaued between March and April after steadily rising over the course of the last 8 months or so, while prices for 2kW solar systems continued to increase in almost all cities. 3kW, 4kW and 5kW system prices remained steady, and 10kW system prices fell slightly. Average solar […]

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Rooftop solar power system prices in Sydney, NSW: How much does a system cost?

March 18, 2014
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Sydney, NSW is home to some of the lowest solar power system prices in Australia. This article takes a look at solar PV prices and how to get the most out of having a system in Sydney. Solar panel costs have come down for Sydney and the rest of the world In the past 4-5 […]

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Solar PV Price Index–March 2014

March 10, 2014
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Between February and March, average 1.5kW and 2kW solar PV system prices continued their steady rise in all cities included in the PV Price Index except for Adelaide, while pricing for 3kW, 4kW, 5kW and 10kW prices remained steady or fell across the board. Average solar PV system prices for March All prices in the […]

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Solar PV Price Index–Jan 2014

January 17, 2014
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At the start of 2014, solar PV system prices are up in Canberra and steady in other capital cities, except among 1.5kW solar systems. Although included for all other cities as per usual, pricing data for Tasmania is under review for the new year, and consequently has been left out of this month’s graphs and charts. Average […]

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Solar PV Price Index–September 2013

September 8, 2013
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Thanks to a change in Solar Choice database functionality, figures from a larger number of installers than usual was used in calculating solar PV system installation prices for September 2013. As a result, average prices appear higher in most of the cities and solar system sizes included in the index, while ‘low’ prices remain largely […]

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Solar PV Price Index–August 2013

August 14, 2013
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The August 2013 Solar PV Price Index marks 1 year since Solar Choice began publishing solar system installation prices in August 2012. While it is clear that figures have come down markedly for 4kW and 5kW systems since that time, cost reductions for the smaller system sizes–although present–have not been as distinct. This month’s figures […]

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Solar PV Price Index–July 2013

July 4, 2013
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The Solar PV Price Index for July 2013 shows average solar installation prices dropping in the ACT across all system sizes. Prices have also fallen across the board for Melbourne, albeit not as sharply as in Canberra. In most other cities and among most system sizes greater than 1.5kW, prices have either declined or remain […]

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Solar PV Price Index–June 2013

June 7, 2013
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Average solar PV system prices for the 7 Australian cities included in the PV Price Check have more or less held steady since the previous month, May 2013. The June figures nevertheless show price drops in certain cities for systems of certain sizes. Most notably, Hobart solar system prices have come down, to varying degrees, for all […]

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