Calculate the
cost of
solar panels

The cost of converting to solar power is primarily influenced by three key components: the size of the solar system, the value of the applicable solar rebate and the manufacturing quality of the actual solar panels. Our solar panel cost calculator provides an average cost based on the size of the solar system you choose. The panel cost includes: applicable government rebates, the actual panels, installation and warranties.

Solar panel cost calculator

Enter your system size and location details to get an estimate of the cost of your solar power system
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Estimated cost of your solar panels

Solar incentives factored into costs

Our panel calculator breaks down the purchase price and solar credit that you will receive for your system. If an installer quotes you a price for a solar system, chances are that this price will include your solar rebate. This incentive varies depending on the size of your system and your location.

Installation costs may vary

There may also be site-specific considerations that affect the cost of installation. For example, if your house is double storey or access is complicated, the cost of installation may go up. However, any increase is unlikely to be the difference between deciding to convert to solar power or not. For detailed installation costs for your property, we recommend you request 3 solar quotes and make enquiries to expert solar installers.

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Get quotes from
experts for
detailed costs

To get a detailed quote on your proposed solar panel system, you can take advantage of our free solar quote service. We’ll arrange for three certified, expert solar installers to provide you with a quote for the cost of supplying and installing your solar panels. This will guarantee you accuracy for the cost of solar panels when deciding whether or not to convert to solar power.

Factors that will
affect the cost of
your solar panels

System size

The first thing you need to consider is the system size most appropriate for your needs, as this will have a large bearing on the cost of going solar. Put simply, the larger the system, the greater the cost. There are several factors you should consider when determining your system size.

Quality of panels

It’s true that the quality of solar panels can vary. As with most things in life, the better the quality the more you pay for it. However, there is a difference in the performance and manufacturing warranties of panels of differing quality. As a general rule, we only recommend installers that supply top quality solar panels. There is a tier system that differentiates between panel quality.

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Avoid the upfront cost
and consider solar
leasing and finance

If the upfront cost of installing a solar power system is deterring you, it may be worth your while investigating other finance options like solar leasing. When you lease a solar system, you will avoid any upfront cost and you will benefit from electricity savings as soon as your system is installed. Under a leasing arrangement you will not actually own the system.

Finance may
be for you

Another option available to you is financing your solar purchase via a loan. This way you will own your system, you are just using a financial instrument to pay for it monthly over a period of time rather than part with a lump sum upfront.