Compare solar quotes and read on to find out more about choosing an installer and rebates that are available in Brisbane and the rest of Queensland.
Brisbane has a subtropical climate with warm or hot weather for most of the year. And nowadays, solar panels are proving to be a popular investment option in the state of Queensland. With the price of electricity rising across the state, more and more homes and businesses are looking to cut their bill down. Solar power is undoubtedly a cleaner and greener way to support the electricity our household is consuming.
It’s true that an investment in a solar system is no longer as lucrative as it once was but solar is still worth the investment. Where the incentive was before July 9 to install the biggest system you could fit on your roof and export as much power as possible during the day, the best way to make the most of your system now is to install a system that produces about what you use during the day or what you can reasonably expect to move into the middle of the day. (dishwashers, washing machines, change hot water timers, irrigation, pumps etc) That way, you’re using your own power and not importing from the grid at rates ranging from 25c/kWh to 35c/kWh.
With power prices in Queensland expected to increase substantially over the next couple of years, solar is a great way to protect yourself and your family against these price rises.
Solar Market allows you to compare quotes from up to 3 solar installers in your local area. We put you in touch with reliable, CEC accredited installers who will look at your situation and come up with the best system for your needs.
If you’re considering going solar now, you’re in luck. Install prices have never been lower.
On the back of huge gains in efficiency in manufacturing as well as increasing competition brought on by a flood of Chinese panel manufacturers flooding the market, solar PV prices have dropped an estimated 80% since 2008.
While the cost to install can change on a case-by-case basis due to factors like roof size, ease of access etc. The following table will give you a rough ballpark figure to start. In order to get an accurate price, arranging an appointment with a professional installer is a must.
|System size||Number of panels||Price range|
|1.5kW||approx 6||$2,800 – $3,200|
|2kW||approx 8||$3,400 – $4,100|
|3kW||approx 12||$3,500 – $5,600|
|4kW||approx 16||$4,900 – $6,900|
|5kW||approx 20||$5,000 – $8,000|
|6kW||approx 24||$5,800 – $9,000|
Just as anywhere else in Australia, those interested in going solar in Brisbane are eligible for the STC incentive program. This financial incentive generally comes in the form of a discount off the cost of installation which your installer will provide you.
Feed-in Tariffs in Queensland have recently been amended and the Queensland Government no longer offers any feed-in tariff for applications completed after July 30, 2014. The government will continue to honour the 44c/kWh rate for applications submitted before 9 June 2012 as well as 8c/kWh for applications submitted prior to July 30, 2014.
Although the government no longer offers a feed in tariff for new installations, most energy retailers in Queensland continue to offer competitive feed in tariff rates to their customers.
|Retail Energy Provider||*Current Rate||More Info|
|Energy Australia||6 cents||Website|
|Click Energy||10 cents||Website|
*Rates updated April 2016