Perth solar panels: Prices and installer companies
Generating solar power in Perth
Perth just outshines Brisbane as the best capital city in Australia to install and generate solar power. A 5kW system typically produces, on average, 22kWh of electricity per day and can payback in five years. The vast number of sunshine hours in Perth also means you receive a larger solar rebate than Melbourne residents.
|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|
Many variables affect the payback and savings figures for your household or business, we cover the key variables below, but you can use our solar calculator tool for a reliable calculation into solar power at your property.
Best angle for solar panels in Perth
If 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.
If 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
A decent-quality 5kW system will cost you between $5,500 – $7,000 in Perth. There are advantages to selecting the avoid cheap solar panels that come with shorter warranties without a premium placed on the installation.
The table below shows solar panel prices in Perth for different system sizes:
The risks of buying a cheap system
Selecting 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 rebate
All 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 tariffs
You 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
Many variables affect your system’s ability for payback and savings, but it is possible to pay back the cost of your solar power system within five years in Perth. The graphic below shows results from our calculator for a 5kW system:
Perth solar companies
When buying solar panels, you need to avoid the temptation to make a decision purely based on price. Selecting the right company to install your system and advise you on suitable components is essential. We list some of the key points to look out for in a good solar company:
- 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?
Perth solar quotes
We can organise solar quotes for you from leading Perth installer companies. We thoroughly vet all of the installers that we refer customers to, and all of them meet the strict criteria that we list above; that you should look for in a good solar company. Our quote service allows you to compare quotes from three of the best Perth companies without worrying about their credentials.