Solar panels Adelaide: System prices and installers
Adelaide solar power
|3kW Solar system||12.6kWh|
|4kW Solar system||16.8kWh|
|5kW Solar system||21.0kWh|
|6.6kW Solar system||27.7kWh|
|10kW Solar system||42.0kWh|
North facing orientation is bestThe ideal scenario for generating solar in Adelaide is if your rooftop faces North, year-round, this orientation will produce the most power. You can still make significant savings if your rooftop faces east or west, particularly if you use the majority of your electricity during the early morning and late afternoon peak periods.
Roof pitch for maximum solar exposureThe tilt of your solar panels does affect output, though the difference between the ideal angle and one 25° off is typically less than 10%. In Adelaide, a roof pitch of 35° is ideal for year-long solar gain, while a higher roof pitch will mean you can generate more power in the winter months.
Solar panels prices in Adelaide
Beware bargain basement dealsIt is important to avoid the temptation to make select a company and solar components on price alone. Systems vary, as does the quality of installation and the length of warranties; it is not an apples vs apples comparison. To avoid the potential pitfalls that cheap systems can bring, compare and consider the following:
- The quality of the solar panels
- The quality of the inverter and cabling
- The product warranties of all components
- The accreditation levels of the solar company
- Longevity in business
- After sales service
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Solar rebates and incentives for Adelaide residents
Australian solar panel rebateIf you live in South Australia, you will receive the Australian solar rebate so long as your system is installed by a Clean Energy Council (CEC) accredited installer and, the CEC approves the panels you select. The size of the rebate varies depending on the system size you install.
South Australian battery schemeThe South Australian government’s Home Battery Scheme is currently providing an additional solar rebate for battery installs. You can receive a $500 rebate for each kWh of battery storage you install, or up to $600 if you are a South Australian Energy Concession holder. The incentive effectively halves the cost of battery storage. You can use our battery calculator if you already have solar panels.
Adelaide feed-in tariffsIn Adelaide, your electricity retailer determines the feed-in tariff you receive for the excess solar you export to the grid. Due to the higher electricity prices, retailers generally offer a feed-in tariff between 12 – 16c, which, is higher than you what residents in Sydney receive.
Solar payback and savings in Adelaide
Adelaide solar companies: How to find a good one
- Supply panels that come with longer warranties
- Tailor a system to suit your needs, not one they are selling off-the-shelf
- Perform a detailed analysis of your savings potential
- Provide a 5-year entire system warranty
- Provide superior after sales service
- Longevity in business