Compare solar quotes, or read on to find out more about choosing an installer and rebates that are available in WA.
With an average of 8 hours of sun a day, Perth gets more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia. The long hot summers and mild winters make the city perfect to install a solar system.
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?
With a large amount of sunshine in Perth, the savings from a system are even greater than elsewhere in Australia which offset the lower feed in tariff available. On average a 1.5kW system will generate 6kWh per day, enough for a small home of two people with minimal electricity usage. A 5kW system will provide 20Kwh per day which is enough to power an average 3-person home.
The following table shows what system size you will need for a small, medium and large household.
6.6kWh ave daily output
13.2kWh ave daily output
17.6kWh 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.
Western Australia’s Feed in Tariff rate is dependent on the area you live in and who your retailer is.
If you’re with Synergy, you’ll receive 8.4c/kWh. If you’re in the country with Horizon Power then the rate you receive will be between 10 and 50c/kWh depending on the specific area you live in.
Horizon customers should contact Horizon directly on 1800 267 926 or visit the Horizon website for further information. Horizon pays different Feed in Tariffs in each town based on the existing uptake of solar and they also compare the costs of solar with generating power via diesel generators.
For the majority of people in Perth, it is best to use all your major appliances during daylight hours so you offset your own usage with solar panels. Customers with high daytime usage will get the greatest benefit from solar panels because higher retail electricity costs will be offset during the daytime.
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