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10kW solar power systems: Price, output & returns

February 20, 2018
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10kW solar systems are a great investment for Australian homes with high levels of electricity consumption or businesses with relatively small electricity needs. This article takes a look at 10kW solar system pricing, energy production and returns in Australia. How many panels & how much roof space for a 10kW solar system? A modern-day 10kW solar […]

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5kW solar systems: Pricing, output, and returns

January 17, 2017
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5 kilowatt (5kW) solar systems have become one of the most popular sizes in Australia, thanks to the combination of high energy yields and great value-for-money that they deliver. What are the price ranges, electricity yields and financial returns that a household can expect from a 5kW solar PV system? This article takes a look. How […]

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Solar’s rise to dominance closer than we think

April 15, 2014
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The use of solar power is increasing at a prodigious rate around the world and Australia is no exception. In fact solar’s growth may be have already reached an unforeseen tipping point, according to American inventor and entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil formulated what he called the ‘law of accelerating returns’ after having studied numerous technology […]

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IHS research revises global solar PV industry forecast upwards for 2014

November 13, 2013
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Improving market conditions have led market research firm IHS to upwardly revise its forecasts for global expenditure on solar PV equipment for the year 2014. IHS had originally projected that PV component manufactures would spend 37% more on production than they did in 2013; they now believe expenditure will increase by 42%–with a total of […]

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NSW feed-in tariff rates: IPART now preparing report for 2013-2014

May 21, 2013
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NSW’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has begun working on its recommendation for the state’s benchmark solar feed-in tariff rates for the financial year 2013-2014. IPART will be accepting submissions about its proposed approach until 7 June, with a final draft to be released by the agency in the last week in the same month. […]

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Solar PV Price Index–May 2013

May 14, 2013
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The average price for installing a solar system at the beginning of May 2013 is down slightly from the previous month. System prices in Sydney, despite having risen slightly on average from April 2013, remain the lowest in Australia for all system sizes (1.5kW-5kW). Canberra and Perth continue to see gradual price reductions for all system sizes. […]

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Are solar panels worth the investment in South Australia?

May 3, 2013
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Are solar panels worth it in South Australia? Thousands of homes and businesses in the state have made an investment in a solar system to date, with installations skyrocketing in just the past few years. A few different factors influence the attractiveness of solar panels as an investment. This article is an overview of what […]

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Find the best solar panel installation deals in Tamworth, NSW

May 2, 2013
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Tamworth, NSW is a great place to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, thanks in great part to the falling price of solar panels globally and across Australia. Solar panels have become one of the most popular options in NSW for saving money on electricity bills–which have skyrocketed in the past few years. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet […]

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Solar panels in Perth, WA: Compare prices & installers

April 30, 2013
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Solar panels are a popular investment option for Perth homes and businesses, even without a strong state-sponsored feed-in tariff. Because of the high cost of electricity across Western Australia, the business case for installing solar panels in Perth remains compelling. This article is an overview of what needs to be considered when going solar in Perth, WA. The […]

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NSW electricity prices to even out in 2013-2014

April 24, 2013
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After 2 years of dramatic hikes, NSW electricity prices are likely to start to cool off, according to a draft report by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). IPART is responsible for setting the average amount by which regulated retail electricity tariffs for residential and small business customers may be increased. Customers on regulated […]

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Solar Choice PV Price Index–April 2013

April 9, 2013
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Solar photovoltaic (PV) system prices at the beginning of April 2013 are on average lower than they were for the previous month. However, further examination of figures from each of the 7 cities and 5 system sizes included in the index reveals a few discernible trends. One is a clear downward movement in average prices […]

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Solar Choice PV Price Index – March 2013

March 4, 2013
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Previous Solar Choice Photovoltaic (PV) Price Indexes for 2013 reveal an industry in transition. Solar PV Prices in January were significantly more expensive than in December 2012, as a result of the early closure of the Solar Credit Scheme on 1 January 2013. The updated installer prices for February show an attempt to continue the downward price trend that […]

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Solar Choice Price Index – September 2012

September 9, 2012
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At the beginning of September 2012, the average price per watt of an installed solar system in Australia was around $2.30 after subtracting the Federal Small-scale Technology Certificate (STC) ‘rebate’, according to data from Solar Choice’s installer network database, based on the prices on offer from installers operating in Australia’s major capital cities (excluding Darwin […]

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Australian Solar Energy Society (AUSES) changes name to Australian Solar Energy Council

August 21, 2012
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The Australian Solar Energy Society (AUSES) has changed its name to the Australian Solar Energy Council (AUSEC) to reflect its changing role in Australia’s solar power industry as well as the the changing nature of the solar power industry itself. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend […]

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Changes to Solar Feed-in Tariff rates for Energy Australia customers

July 12, 2012
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Energy Australia has changed the rates it offers to customers with a grid-connected solar PV system. On an up-note, the change means that newly installed solar systems will receive a rate of 7.7c per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for solar power exported to the grid–up 1.7c from 6c. However, another change introduced simultaneously means that Solar Bonus […]

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Little to no increase in solar system prices since Federal Solar Credits rebate drop

July 12, 2012
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There has been little solar system price increase in solar PV system prices since the Federal Solar Credits REC multiplier fell from 3x to 2x, according to analysis by Warwick Johnston of Sunwiz, based on data from Solar Choice. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related […]

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Solar Credits rebate likely to be prematurely reduced

May 2, 2012
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Update 16 May 2012: Federal Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has publicly stated that the Federal Government has no plans to reduce the Federal Solar Credits REC Multiplier. Financial incentives for solar PV systems through the Federal Government’s Solar Credits REC multiplier are likely to be prematurely reduced, according to industry experts Solar Business Services. […]

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Solar energy to be cost competitive with coal and nuclear by 2020: McKinsley

April 23, 2012
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According to a recent report, Solar Energy is set to establish equivalent costs with brown energy sources by 2020. Poised to deepen the market share in clean energy sectors worldwide, solar power’s respective component cost and energy efficiency aspects will drive it towards this milestone sooner than world markets had expected. Recommend on Facebook Share […]

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Solar PV system prices reaching unprecedented lows. Why? And how long will it last?

December 14, 2011
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Solar PV system prices have hit all-time lows in Australia, according to Solar Choice’s team of Solar Energy Brokers. These solar price declines are due to a perfect storm of factors, including the strong Australian dollar, increased competition amongst installers and manufacturers due to withdrawn subsidies, and a flood of cheap solar system components from […]

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SA and Victoria Solar Feed-in Tariff Schemes enter next phase

September 30, 2011
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    30 Sept 2011 was the last day for paperwork to be in for both the 44c/kWh South Australia solar feed-in tariff and the 60c/kWh Victoria Premium solar feed-in tariff. Thus ends the first round of state feed-in tariffs that began in 2008. Both states will replace their schemes in a sensible, orderly manner […]

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