Solar panels Melbourne: All you need to know
Solar power generation in Melbourne
|3kW Solar system||10.8kWh|
|4kW Solar system||14.4kWh|
|5kW Solar system||18.0kWh|
|6.6kW Solar system||23.8kWh|
|10kW Solar system||36.0kWh|
Panel angleThe optimum panel angle in Melbourne is 37.8°, the same angle as the latitude of the city. Many federation style houses in inner city Melbourne have roof pitches of 45° that are ideal for capturing maximum sunshine during the less productive winter months.
Panel orientationAs with all Australian cities, installing panels on a north facing rooftop will optimise the solar power output. However, if your household uses the majority of its power during the morning and afternoon peak periods, an east/west orientation may be advantageous.
ShadingShading of Melbourne properties can occur from nearby buildings or trees. The addition of microinverters or power optimisers can overcome many shading issues.
Solar panels prices:in Melbourne
Cheap solar panels in Melbourne: Beware!While it is tempting to compare solar panel installations on price alone, it is not a selection method that we recommend. Many variants affect the price of panels in Melbourne, and you should consider each one:
- The quality of the solar panels
- The quality of the inverter and other system components
- The company that is performing the install
- The reputation of the solar company
- All product, system and install warranties
- After sales service
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Melbourne solar rebatesand feed-in tariffs
Federal government rebateAll Melbourne solar panel installations will receive the Federal government solar rebate providing the solar panels are approved by the Clean Energy Council, and an accredited installer performs the install.
Solar Victoria rebateYou may also be eligible for a refund through Solar Victoria’s rebate scheme. If your household income is less than $180,000 per year, you may be able to claim as much as $2,225 off the price of a new solar system.
Victorian feed-in tariffsA feed-in tariff is an amount you will be credited for every kWh of power your system exports to the grid. It is not a rebate; instead, it is paid by your electricity retailer to you in the form of a credit. The feed-in tariff varies between retailers, so it is best to shop around, but the average Melbourne feed-in tariff is around 11c / kWh.
Typical payback for a 5kWsolar system in Melbourne
Melbourne’s bestsolar companies
- Suitable system components
- Confirm the most suitable system size
- Tailor a system for your specific electricity needs and property variables
Tips for selecting a good Melbourne company
- System components
- Product warranties
- Installation warranties
- Entire system warranties
- Level of accreditation
- Years in business
- Sales conduct
- A trusted quote service!