Solar Power & Solar Panels Newcastle

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Newcastle is a city where bohemian culture coexists with surf culture; where hip cafés and award-winning restaurants flank an industrial port; where the land meets the sea, Newcastle is a city of contrast , change and endless possibility.

Being the country’s second oldest city, Newcastle is a blooming community where diverse arts and cultural scene, quirky boutiques and hip bars are emerging from the rough-and-tumble era that the city had struggled through.

Just like other cities, Newcastle also hosts spectator sports. Cricket, horse racing, rugby and ice hockey/skating are only few of the popular sports that can be spotted around the city. And did we mention that people from Newcastle also love extreme sports? There are skydiving activities and ‘surf fests’ that can be found along the city’s coastlines.

Over the past years, solar power has changed the lives of Australians across the country, helping to save money, cutting pollution and adding value to their homes. Receiving only 79 clear and sunny days in a year, people of Newcastle are making sure that they maximise the light coming from the sun by installing solar panels at home to cut cost and help increase the value of their home.

Solar power is a cheaper alternative

With daytime NSW electricity rates up to 35c/kWh, offsetting daytime usage with your own solar power is effectively like having a 35c Feed in Tariff.

When feed in tariff rates were higher, the incentive was to export as much power during the day as possible by using appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines at night. Now with little incentive to export power, the best strategy is to set timers on these and other appliances and use them during the middle of the day so they run off your solar power and this will mean you won’t be paying the high rates.

Additionally, the fact that panel prices globally have plummeted over the last year means you can now have a 5kW system installed for under $10,000 whereas previously the same system would have set you back between $20,000~$30,000.

Combine these points with the fact that electricity prices have just risen 18% in NSW with more increases expected in the future.

To work out your payback period and returns on you investment, go here – Financial returns and payback periods or check out our new Solar Savings Calculator.

If you have any questions about how to use the formulas or any other matter, please don’t hesitate to ask us a question.

Solar Power in Newcastle: Comparing the best solar panel deals

Don’t find yourself paying more with increasing electricity costs in Newcastle. Have your transition to solar power systems completely hassle free. Don’t get caught up getting quotes. Solar Market provide three affordable solar panel installation quotes for your convenience. We enable Newcastle residents to compare deals and save. Find your local solar power installer now.

Let us help you get started. Solar power can be a little confusing. We’ve got all you need to know about the solar situation in Newcastle below.

Feed-in Tariffs for Newcastle residents

Although New South Wales no longer has a guaranteed Feed-in tariff, most retailers still provide a relatively high rate for the electricity you feed back into the grid.

Rates are subject to change and vary across different retailers, be sure to check with your retailer about the rate which you are eligible to receive.

Retail Energy Provider *Current Rate More info
AGL 11.1c Website
Origin 9c Website
Red Energy 11.1c Website
Power Direct 11.1c Website
Dodo 11.6c Website

*Rates updated July 2017

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