Compare solar quotes, or read on to find out more about Melbourne installers and rebates that are available in Victoria.
Melbourne is known for having four seasons in one day. Summer days can be hot, sunny and dry, whilst during the winter there can be high rainfall. Whilst Melbourne has less sun compared to many other Australian cities, there is still significant power that can be utilised for solar.
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.
What size system should I get?
Whilst Melbourne does not have as much sun as some of the other major cities in Australia, a significant amount of savings can be made on electricity with a solar system installed. A small 1.5kW solar system will result in approximately 5.4kWh of electricity on average per day, whilst a large 5kW system will generate around 18kWh a day, enough for most households of 3-4 people.
The following table shows what system size you will need for a small, medium and large household.
5.4kWh ave daily output
10.8kWh ave daily output
14.4kWh ave daily output
Visit our pay back period page to get further information on how long it will take your system to pay for itself.
What rebates are available?
The current rebate available is from the Federal Government, which is generally given as a discount on the price of installation from your installer. There is a small amount of paperwork to do, but the solar company you deal with should be able to guide you through this process. By claiming the rebate this way, you can get a direct discount from the installer and don’t have to worry about claiming the rebate yourself at a later date.
The rebate is not means tested, can only be claimed once per property but there is no limit to how many properties you can claim it on.
Currently in Victoria, the State Government mandates that electricity retailers pay you at least 8c for each kWh you export to the grid. This is available for systems up to 5kW in size and is reviewed annually and adjusted based on the wholesale price of electricity.
While the state government does mandate a minimum 8c/kWh feed in tariff rate to be provided by energy retailers, some retailers do offer higher rates. Do your homework on which retailer can provide you the highest rate to get the best possible deal.
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