Perth solar panels: Prices and installer companies
Generating solar power in Perth
|3kW Solar system||13.2kWh|
|4kW Solar system||17.6kWh|
|5kW Solar system||22.0kWh|
|6.6kW Solar system||29.0kWh|
|10kW Solar system||44.0kWh|
Best angle for solar panels in PerthIf you can position your solar panels on an angle of 32°, you will maximise your system’s potential to generate solar energy. If your roof is tilt is not near to 32° you need not fret, unless you have a flat roof, your system’s output will still be adequate. If your roof is flat, you will need to mount your panels on at least 10° pitch so that they clean themselves.
Panel orientationIf you can do so, it is best to orient your panels to the North in Perth. A north-facing solar installation will maximise your solar panel output. Your system is still likely to be effective if your panels face the east or the west, particularly if your household consumes a large percentage of your electricity during the morning and evening peak periods.
Perth solar panel prices
The risks of buying a cheap systemSelecting a system and solar company to perform the installation is not just a matter of comparing prices. Installation audits conducted by the Clean Energy Council has found that best quality solar panels, but they do cost more. The key thing is to nearly 18% of all installations are substandard while 3.4% are unsafe. We list some of the risks typically associated with cheap systems:
- System may not last beyond four years
- The system may not perform as it should
- Faulty wiring may make the system unsafe
- The reputation of the solar company
- The solar warranties may be short or worse not applicable
- The retailer may shirk responsibility for repairing the system
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Western Australia rebatesand incentives
Federal government solar rebateAll Perth residents can receive the Australian solar panel rebate, so long as you install modules that the Clean Energy Council has approved; and an accredited installer installs them. Your rebate can be as much as $3,000 for a 5kW system. Often the rebate is already factored into the price that you get quoted.
Perth feed-in tariffsYou will also receive a feed-in tariff for every kilowatt-hour of electricity you export back to the grid. The feed-in tariff varies depending on who your retailer is and, where you live. Typically, it is between 7 – 10c, so it is best to directly use the power generated by your panels rather than export it back to the grid.
Payback and savings for Perth systems
Perth solar companies
- Ensure they are a CEC accredited installer
- Ask and compare the solar panel warranties
- Do they provide a full system warranty?
- Longevity in business
- Are they CEC approved retailers?