This month’s Commercial Solar PV Price Index sees the introduction of 70kW solar systems for the first time (a long overdue addition). The average cost of installing a commercial solar system in Australia currently sits at around $1.19 per watt ($1.19/W) – nominally less than last month‘s figure of $1.20/W and a modest improvement over the $1.25/W we published in January. When Solar Choice first started publishing the Index in May of 2015, the average price was $1.54/W.
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 or additional costs, such as ground-mounting, grid protection or grid connection studies.
Table 1: Commercial solar PV system prices for December 2017 (median)
Table 2: $/W commercial solar PV system prices for Decemberr 2017 (median)
Historic pricing for popular commercial solar system sizes
Commercial system prices – All system sizes
(N.b. Please see note about ‘Solar Choice Discount’ in January 2016 edition of the PV Price Index.)
About this data
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. ‘Premium’ installer offerings are not included in the calculations.
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