Why is Geraldton, Western Australia a good location for a solar photovoltaic (PV) system? Rising electricity prices are driving interest amongst home and business owners around the country in solar panels–Geraldton is no exception. Working with a network of over 120 solar installers across the country, Solar Choice is uniquely positioned to assist those considering a solar investment to make the right decision–and get the best deal on a solar system.
The benefits of solar panels for Geraldton residents
Geraldton gets lots of sunshine thanks to its location and climate–this is one of the reasons it is a great place to install solar panels. Solar power has taken off dramatically in the past 5 years or so, with Australia reaching the ‘1 million solar homes‘ mark. Even as feed-in tariffs are cut or eliminated in different states around the country, interest remains more or less steady–mainly due to rising electricity prices and the falling cost of installing a solar PV system.
Solar system prices in Geraldton
Solar system prices are not static–they fluctuate as a result of both domestic and international trends. Solar Choice, as a brokering and comparison service, endeavours to bring transparency to the market by making installation prices easy to compare at any given time. In addition to publishing our monthly Solar PV Price Index (which reveals average solar system installation prices in all of Australia’s major cities), we also have a constantly updated database of installer offerings which allows anyone considering going solar a peek at the market in their part of the country–including Geraldton.
Generally speaking, solar prices in Geraldton will be similar to those on offer in Perth, but anyone who wants to see current prices specifically for Geraldton can request a free Solar Quote Comparison by filling out the form to the right of this page.
Geraldton, WA: Estimated solar system power output
On average throughout the year, Geraldton receives an annual average of around 4 hours of ‘peak sun’ per day–more in the summer, less in the winter. In terms of power production, this means about 6 kilowatt-hours (kWh) for a 1.5kW solar system, 12kWh for a 3kW solar system, and about 20kW for a 5kW solar system.
As a rule of thumb, an ordinary 3-person home will use about 20kWh of power per day.
Saving money on power bills with solar panels
More and more homes and businesses are considering solar panels as a way to save money on their power bills. To get the most out of a system, however, it’s important to understand how solar PV technology allows this to happen.
Since no generous feed-in tariff offer currently exists for new applicants in WA, Geraldton residents who install a system will want to take advantage of the power their systems produce while the sun is shining and the system is generating power–sometimes called ‘self-consumption’. Self-consumption allows system owners to reduce the need to purchase power from the grid, ultimately lowering power bills. A solar PV system installed in Geraldton is therefor best suited to homes and businesses that use power during the day.
Solar Choice helps you find the best solar deals in Geraldton
For our residential customers, Solar Choice provides free, impartial advice and Solar Quote Comparisons. We have a network of over 120 solar PV installers across Australia–including Geraldton and the rest of Western Australia. This gives us a bird’s-eye-view of the solar market, and means we are uniquely positioned to allow our customers to find the system and price that best suits their requirements and budget. Contact one of our team of solar energy brokers by filling out the form to the right of this page, or call us on 1300 78 72 73.
For our commercial clients, Solar Choice manages tenders for a range of projects. To date in Western Australia, we have worked with such clients as East Pilbara Shire and Newman Airport. To start a conversation with one of our commercial team, please fill out the Solar Quote Comparison form to the right (click the ‘Commercial’ tab).
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