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 a price reduction of approximately 71c/kW for systems in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra and for about 61c/kWh in Melbourne and Hobart/Tasmania.
Table 1: Commercial solar PV system prices for May 2015 (average)
Table 2: $/W commercial solar PV system prices for May 2015 (average)
Commercial system prices – indexed
Tables and charts included in this article were compiled using data from Solar Choice’s installer network database, which contains regularly-updated pricing and product details from over 100 solar installation companies across Australia. Although all pricing calculations do account for federal incentives and GST, they do not incorporate meter installation fees or additional costs, such as ground-mounting or grid connection studies. The discount available to Solar Choice customers is also excluded from calculations, as are prices for ‘premium’ installer offerings. Median high and median low prices are the arithmetic averages taken from the range of high and low prices on offer across cities for each system size.
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