Solar PV systems in Mackay, QLD

How much do solar PV systems cost in Mackay, Queensland?

by James Martin II on December 15, 2011

in Solar and Renewable Energy Policy,Solar Communities,State Government solar feed-in tariffs,QLD

Queensland is famous for its sunny weather, and Mackay is no exception, with an average of 5.5 peak sun hours across the year, making it an great location for installing solar power. In addition to the state’s natural blessing of abundant sunshine (or possibly in recognition of this), the Queensland government offers the most generous support for solar power in the country, at 44c per kilowatt-hour (kWh) on a net feed-in tariff. Mackay is home to a Solar Choice Solar Community.

Solar Choice Solar PV system Quote Comparison for Mackay

The link at the bottom of this article is an example of a Solar Choice Solar Quote Comparison for the Mackay area. For the sake of confidentiality and to maintain our commitment of impartiality with regard to our installers, key details–such as the the names of the accredited solar installers and the total cost of the systems on offer–have been removed. However, by filling out the Quote Comparison Request form to the right of this page, it is possible to instantly receive a full, unedited, and up-to-date version of the document.

Solar Choice is Australia’s free, nation-wide Solar Brokering and Solar System Installation Quote Comparison service. Solar Choice specialises in impartially comparing and assessing solar power system prices and installers throughout Australia,  advising our customers and assisting them in determining what size system and which type of components will best suit their needs. Our customers’ receiving an automated Solar Quote Comparison is usually the first step in this process, providing a snapshot of the solar market in their area. (Read more: An overview of Solar Choice’s personalised brokering service.)

What information does the Mackay Solar Quote Comparison contain?

-Mackay Solar Installer names and website details. Up to 7 installers may be included.

-Prices for 1.5kW, 2kW, 3kW, 4kW, and 5kW systems from Mackay solar installers in our network (if offered–some installers do not install larger systems, or may only quote on request)

Solar panel information: number and capacity (usually in the format e.g. “8 x 190 watts”), brand, technology (monocrystalline, polycrystalline, or thin-film), country of manufacture, applicable solar warranties, and (if not part of a package deal) the price.

Solar inverter information: Rated capacity, brand, country of origin, applicable warranties, and cost (if not part of a package deal)

-The amount of your Solar Choice discount–this discount is available exclusively through Solar Choice, and guarantees a better deal than going direct to the installer

-The value of the federal Solar Credits applicable for the system, and therefore what discount you are entitled to through the federal Enhanced Renewable Energy Target Scheme

-Each installer’s required deposit amount

-A range of possible extra charges or options: oversized inverter option, possible additional costs for tile roofs, 2-story homes, tilt-frames, electrical cabling, meter installation, travel fees, or ground-mounting solar arrays

Download a sample Mackay Solar Power System Quote Comparison

Click to download a sample of a Solar Quote Comparison for Mackay (pdf)

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James Martin II

James Martin II

Communications Manager at Solar Choice
James has been Solar Choice's primary writer & researcher since 2010. He lives in Newcastle in a house with a weird solar system.
James Martin II


laurie August 17, 2016 at 6:29 pm

looking for a 3 to 5kw system for a new house build

Solar Choice Staff August 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Hi Laurie,

The best way to get quotes through our system is to fill out the Quote Comparison Request form to the right of this page.

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