How Much Does Solar Power Cost in Sydney?
Trying to work out how much to pay for a solar power system in Sydney is a minefield.
Many solar systems you see advertised online and in the Sunday papers are too cheap – they use cheap Chinese panels and inverters and often don’t include full warranty support, while other quotes can be overpriced by thousands of dollars, simply because people don’t know what they should be paying. Unfortunately, many solar installers believe that confusion = profit, and so finding the right price for a good quality solar system can be tricky.
The first thing most people do when they become interested in solar power is to find out how much solar power costs. Here are some typical ads you will see in your search results:
If you are new to solar power, your very first online search could have you believing a good quality 5kW solar system costs around $3000-$4000. The ads use words like ‘premium’ and ‘tier 1’.
It all sounds great… except it’s not. It’s far too cheap for a good quality solar system.
Don’t Get Stung By Cheap Solar
If you were to get 3 quotes from reputable solar installers in Sydney, you would find that our prices are all within a few hundred dollars of each other. Yes, there can be slight differences, but for the most part, the quotes will be around the same price. To put it simply, you won’t find a $6,000 system ‘on sale’ for $4000, even if you’re happy for the installer to cut a few corners.
It is now possible to get a top-quality solar system in Sydney to pay for itself in 3 to 5 years!
Good quality solar panels have become so cheap, it no longer makes sense to consider the bottom end of the solar market. You can have the best solar panels from the world’s leading manufacturers, online monitoring, a professional installation, full technical support, and still get a return on your money in 3-5 years. Cheap solar is dead.
The Right Price – Solar Power System Prices in Sydney
We approach things a little differently here at Solaray to help you cut through the confusion. We believe you should have all the information you need to make an informed decision, including pricing.
For a good quality 5kW solar system, the average solar price in Sydney starts at $5,500, fully installed. This 18-panel system will output around 20kWh a day, and can save you up to around $2000 every year on your power bills.
And so here it is, solar power pricing in Sydney:
|System Size||Solar Panels||Cheap Solar||Good Quality||Smart Solar|
|3kW||10 x 330W Panels||Less than $4000||From $4500||From $5000|
|5kW||16 x 330W Panels||Less than $5000||From $5500||From $7000|
|7kW||22 x 330W Panels||Less than $6500||From $7000||From $9000|
|10kW||30 x 330W Panels||Less than $9000||From $9500||From $12,000|
|15kW||46 x 330W Panels||Less than $13,000||From $13,000||From $18,000|
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The benefit of a Solar Power System in Sydney
An 8kW system in Sydney facing north with no shade will output approximately 32 kWh a day (averaged out across the year).
If you pay a flat rate for your power, the average cost of electricity in Sydney is approximately 30 cents a kWh (including GST).
If you are on time of use billing then solar power you can actually save more than 50 cents a kWh during the peak billing period.
Assuming you are on a flat rate for your power, an 8kW solar system could save you up to about $3500 every year. Critically, as mentioned above, the benefit of solar is to use solar power in the home as it is being generated.
With prices now at record lows for a good quality system, we are able to install a system for you that can pay for itself in under 3 years in a best case scenario!
Because Solar Prices in Sydney have dropped over the last few years, the average-sized solar system for a home is now around 8kW to 10kW.
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Find out just how beneficial solar power can be, with significant savings from your power bill possible from the day the system is switched on!
Our solar & storage experts can help you size a system, select the right panels for your needs and confirm the installation details with you over the phone.