Solar Systems & Solar Energy Adelaide, SA

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Adelaide, South Australia’s capital is also its elegant and cultured capital. With a diverse and eclectic array of accessible experiences, the city allows time for immersion, paired with a sense of space and freedom that actively encourages true indulgence.

Aside from a highly celebrated wine and food culture, tourists can also enjoy its burgeoning small-bar scene. Drink and dine in the city’s famous laneways bars, sample fresh produces at the central market or take a walk through a historic port Adelaide. Or discover the youthful energy humming beneath the city’s elegant exterior along Rundle Street and Gouger Street’s popular dining strip.

A vibrant city of festivals, the city’s spacious boulevards and lush gardens play host to a non-stop calendar of fun. With huge festivals hitting the town every month, you can’t go past the elegant and energetic city of Adelaide. Even hot dry summers or wet and mild winters can’t stop the people and tourists of Adelaide from partying the day and night away.

We all know that South Australia has some of the most attractive Feed-in-tariffs in Australia. This means that with the right system and energy efficiency measures in your home, you could be earning money, not just saving it. Those are reasons enough for more and more families to switch to solar energy, not just for themselves but also for the others.

Solar power is cheaper alternative

With power prices nationwide expected to increase substantially over the next couple of years, solar is a great way to protect yourself and your family.

On top of the savings that you can receive once your solar power system starts producing power through Feed-in tariffs, the reduction in the up-front cost of systems is also an incentive in itself. Panel prices have fallen dramatically over the last 18 months and this means that a 5kW system which previously cost around $25,000 now costs around $7,000.

To work out your payback period and returns on investment, go here – Financial returns and payback periods or use 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 Adelaide: Comparing the best solar panel deals

The price of electricity is continuously on the rise in Adelaide. Don’t let your electricity bills increase with the electricity prices. Solar Market make it easy to get started with solar energy systems by providing three quotes for Adelaide local solar panel installers.

We are well versed in the best deals for solar power in the Adelaide area and provide three quotes so that you can compare!

Feed-in Tariffs for Adelaide residents

The South Australian state government mandates a minimum retail Feed-in tariff rate of 7.6c/kWh for residential solar power systems up to 5kW. Retailers can, and some do, provide higher rates for power you feed back into the system, so make sure to check with your retailer about what rate you can expect.

*Energy Retailer Current Rate
Lumo Energy 7c
AGL 16.3c
Simply Energy 6.8c
Origin 11c

*Rates updated July 2017

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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.