Broome is one of the sunniest places in Australia, making it a great spot to have a solar system. Solar systems have been growing in popularity across Australia, with over 1 million homes and businesses having now installed a system. Broome is no exception. Read on to learn about why people are investing in solar.
Why is Broome a good place to invest in solar power?
Solar system prices have fallen significantly
Solar system prices in Australia have plummeted over the past 5 years or so, thanks mainly to global trends, but also due to increased competition locally. System prices are now ordinarily in the range of $2 per watt (W) or less for a fully installed system, although this varies by location and system size. This is less than half of the average prices that were on offer just a few years ago. (See current average prices: Read the most recent Solar PV Price Index article.)
Electricity prices are rising–Solar can provide a cheaper alternative
Electricity prices have been rising across the nation, and WA is no exception. This is the main reason that households and businesses in Broome and the rest of the state are looking towards solar panels. By consuming power from their solar systems instead of buying it from the grid, electricity bills can be reduced–or in some cases, completely eliminated
Horizon Energy offers a ‘Solar Buyback’ for unused solar power
Horizon Energy rewards solar system owners in different areas of its grid for exporting their unused solar power to the grid. This means that they will purchase solar power that your home or business does not consume directly at a set rate. For the financial year 2012-2013, this rate is 10c per kilowatt-hour (kWh).
Contact Solar Choice to find the best deal on a solar system in Broome
Since 2008, Solar Choice has helped over 105,000 Australian homes and small businesses make an informed choice about going solar, providing free and impartial advice and Solar Quote Comparisons to customers across the country. We work with a network of over 120 solar system installers servicing regions all across the country–including installers who have offerings in Broome.
Thinking about going solar but want to learn more? Contact Solar Choice today by filling out the form to the right of this page, or call us on 1300 78 72 73.
Solar Choice Commercial has also managed tenders for hundreds of medium to large-scale projects for a range of commercial clients across the country, including many in Western Australia. Contact our commercial team directly (details below) or fill out the form on the right of this page (click the ‘Commercial’ tab) to initiate a dialogue with us.
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