December marks the second month running where the installer-nominated ‘Solar Choice Discount’ has been excluded from our calculations, resulting in pricing more reflective of actual retail commercial solar system prices available through installers in Solar Choice’s network. The overall result is apparently lower average prices for solar systems sized 10kW, 30kW, 50kW and 100kW. Regardless of the change in calculation method, a downwards price trend has been observable since winter of this year.
Also different in this month’s figures is the renewed inclusion of prices for Tasmania, which had been excluded since July of this year due to the small number of installers in our network quoting prices for commercial systems.
Commercial solar system prices (10kW-100kW)
All prices in the tables below are include incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy Target as well as GST.
Table 1: Commercial solar PV system prices for December 2015 (average)
Table 2: $/W commercial solar PV system prices for December 2015 (average)
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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