How Much Does Solar Power Installation Cost? A Look Into Average Prices for Solar Panels

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What Is the Installation Cost of Solar Panels?

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

After federal tax incentives, the average solar power installation costs in Australia is about $12,000. A smaller system can be installed for about $5,000 on the low end, while a Tier 1 solar panel system can cost $40,000 or more on the high end.

Aside from the cost of the panels, there are other costs associated with an installation project. The panels account for just around a quarter of the total installation costs. The additional costs are made up of labor, maintenance costs, and extra equipment such as inverters. Solar energy companies set up the panels, maintain them and guarantee both the panels and their work. 

These extra programs aren’t always free, but they’re always well worth it. A few other factors influence the cost of solar panel installation. These extra programs aren’t always free, but they’re often well worth it. A few other factors influence the cost of solar panel installation.

Several factors influence the price of solar PV systems: efficiency, brand, scale, place, and others may all increase the cost of solar panels and systems. Solar PV systems in Australia, on the other hand, usually cost between $3,000 and $10,000, with government schemes and rebates lowering the cost.

Solar panels have become significantly less expensive as solar energy technology has advanced.

Solar panels have become considerably less expensive in recent years due to advances in solar energy technology.

The table below shows the average solar power installation costs, the amount of roof space they need, the average power bill savings, and the savings you can expect after 20 years.

3kW 4kW 5kW 6kW 7kW 10kW
All $4020 $4650 $5090 $5700 $6700 $9180
Adelaide, SA $3,630 $4,190 $4,440 $4,560 $6,010 $8,160
Brisbane, QLD $3,830 $4,280 $4,720 $5,160 $6,470 $9,350
Canberra, ACT $3,770 $4,700 $5,040 $5,780 $6,550 $8,990
Darwin, NT $5,870 $7,160 $8,120 $9,330 $10,540 $12,140
Hobart,TAS $4,960 $5,600 $5,990 $6,870 $7,330 $11,210
Melbourne, VIC $3,930 $4,290 $4,620 $4,920 $5,680 $8,180
Sydney, NSW $3,340 $3,830 $4,240 $4,880 $5,780 $7,450
Perth, WA $2,850 $3,170 $3,520 $4,070 $5,230 $7,990

There are three significant components of a rooftop solar power system such as:

  • Solar panels
  • Panel mounting system
  • Solar inverter
  • Batteries are also increasingly common. 

Factors That Influence Solar Power Installation Costs

  • your property location
  • the size of the solar panel system 
  • connected off-grid
  • solar rebates
  • orientation of property
  • the installation company

Solar panel rebates and grants from the Australian government

Despite the interest in solar panels, the Australian government has started to scale back its efforts to encourage people to turn to solar energy. While government-subsidized solar PV is still available in some states, there are fewer rebates now than there were five years ago.

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