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 and 100kW) saw slight price declines, although the drop was most pronounced for 10kW systems (at about 6c/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 February 2017 (average)
Table 2: $/W commercial solar PV system prices for February 2017 (average)
Historic pricing for popular commercial solar system sizes
Commercial system prices – All system sizes
(N.b. Please see note about ‘Solar Choice Discount’ in February 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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