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Solar in Queensland just makes sense!

Queensland electricity consumers have experienced some quite substantial increases in power prices over the last few years with more on the horizon. Luckily Queensland also receives an abundance of sun which makes solar especially attractive. Find out the price of Solar Panels in Queensland, what rebates and incentives you’re eligible for and how to find the best deal.

These are the key points you need to know when considering Solar Panels in Queensland.
  • Solar panel system prices have substantially dropped and are becoming more and more affordable
  • Generous rebates are still available and are worth over $4,000 for a 7kW system.
  • Feed in tariffs (FIT) pay you for the excess electricity you sell to the grid.
  • You can expect systems to pay for themselves in around 3 -6 years.

Here’s the latest information on system sizes and value of the Federal Rebate in 2019: 

System size 1.5 kW 2 kW 3 kW 4 kW 5 kW 6 kW 7 kW
Number of panels (approx.) 5 7 10 13 16 19 23
Value of rebate (STCs) $864 $1,188 $1,764 $2,376 $2,952 $3,564 $4,176
Approx Payback 3 – 6 years 3 – 6 years 3 – 6 years 3 – 6 years 3 – 6 years 3 – 6 years 3 – 6 years

Here is an indication of FIT rates available retailers in QLD.

AGL 10.6c – 20c Website
Origin 7c – 20c Website
Energy Australia 16.1c Website
Click Energy 0c – 16c Website
Ergon 9.4 c Website
Diamond 12c Website

To see up to date FIT rates view our FIT rates page here

Choosing a system size depends on many factors, including how much energy you use during daylight hours, how large your roof is, how much shading you have and the orientation of your roof.

Here is a simple guide to help you when getting quotes.

  Small Home Medium Home Large Home
System size 1.5 – 3 kW 3 – 5 kW 5 – 7 kW
Avg daily production 6.3 kWh 12 kWh 16.8 kWh

Investing in a solar system for your home or business really is a no brainer due to a combination of high power prices and low system prices.

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Things You should Know Along Your Solar Journey

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Understanding Batteries

Off-Grid Systems

For some households a battery system can be of great benefit and minimise a home’s reliance on the grid. However, it’s important to understand for a battery to be useful your solar system needs to be generating excess energy for the battery to store, which you can then use at night or when the sun is not out.

When selecting a battery, you’ll want to invest in a system that is most suited to your home and can drive the best return on investment (ROI). Despite a larger upfront cost, a higher quality battery may significantly increase your ROI.

    Battery systems start from $6,000 and costs can vary greatly based on the following factors:

  1. Cycle Life-Time

    The number of times a battery can fully charge and discharge.

  2. Battery Power (kW)

    How fast it can be charged or discharged.

  3. Storage Capacity (kWh)

    The maximum amount of energy a battery system can store.

  4. Battery Management System (BMS)

    An electronic ‘smart’ system that gathers data and manages the battery ensuring it does not overload or operate outside of its safe functioning zone..

  5. Inverter

    Battery systems require their own inverter if your solar system does not have a hybrid inverter.

  6. 'All-In-One Unit’

    A system which includes the battery, BMS and an inverter all in one unit.

  7. Warranty

    Length of time or cycles the battery system is under guarantee.

  8. Blackout Protection/Backup

    It’s important to note this is not a common feature of a battery system and could cost thousands of dollars to include. Blackout protection not only requires additional components but also a specialised installation and rewiring. For grid-connected homes, the cost for blackout protection can outweigh the benefit.

Additionally, if your purpose for adding battery is to go Off-Grid and become completely independent from the grid you will need to ensure your solar system can generate enough energy to power your home and your battery system is large enough to store this energy. For homes in metro areas going Off-grid is not cost effective and is only recommended for those in remote areas with limited access to the grid. Off-grid solar systems with battery start at approximately $30,000.

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