Best Australian Solar Panels Prices Comparison

This post is about solar panels prices. Solar Brisbane prices have come down and so has most of Australia. The difference in cost between a cheap solar system and an expensive one can be many thousands.  If you want good value for money, then read on! Or if you just want to know more about how much solar panels cost and the prices of solar panels systems in Australia! Here is some information about solar prices:

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Historical Solar Panel Prices

Cheap solar panel systems are a new thing! Historically solar panel system costs were too high for most to afford. As a boy I remember my dad buying a solar panel system to run our lights. Then again he was a bit of a hippy and our lights weren’t terribly bright! All that aside, the solar rebate schemes changed everything. Solar feed-in-tariffs encouraged buyers and brought solar panels prices right down. At one point, you could get a solar system for free (just about).

solar panel pricing history

Here you can see a downwards trend in solar prices for a 5kW system since 2012. Before this, prices were astronomical! You can see the trend in solar prices here.

Solar Panels Prices – Cheap Solar Panels

Cheap solar prices – what does that mean? Everybody knows that cheapest is NEVER the best with ANYTHING. So what’s a cheap (avoid) solar system cost? It varies from state-to-state and from month-to-month.

cheap solar panels prices

This is the type of thing you could get with a cheap solar power system!

A cheap system would comprise of panels like “unknown chinese-sounding brands” and inverters like JFY, Growatt, Samil and the like.

All prices are after-rebate / including GST / estimates only

At the moment though, here are cheap solar panels prices:

Residential Prices (cheap)

  • 1.5kW cheap solar panels prices = $1,000 – $1,500
  • 2kW cheap solar panels prices = $1,500 – $2,000
  • 3kW cheap solar panels prices = $2,500 – $3,000
  • 4kW cheap solar panels prices = $3,500 – $4,000
  • 5kW cheap solar panels prices = $4,000 – $4,800
  • 6kW cheap solar panels prices = $5,000 – $5,600

Commercial Prices (cheap)

  • 10kW cheap solar system prices = $10,000 – $11,500
  • 20kW cheap solar system prices = $21,500 – $22,000
  • 30kW cheap solar system prices = $32,500 – $33,000
  • 40kW cheap solar system prices = $43,500 – $44,000
  • 50kW cheap solar system prices = $54,000 – $54,800
  • 60kW cheap solar system prices = $65,000 – $66,600
  • 70kW cheap solar system prices = $75,000 – $76,600
  • 80kW cheap solar system prices = $85,000 – $86,600
  • 90kW cheap solar system prices = $95,000 – $96,600
  • 100kW cheap solar system prices = $105,000 – $108,600

Solar Panel Prices – Average Solar Panels

Average solar systems would comprise of some tier 1 solar panels like Jinko, Vikram, Renesola, Phono, Risen, Sunlink or similar and inverters such as ABB, SMA, Schneider, Bosch, Solax, Renesola and the like.

average solar panels prices

An average solar panel should perform well and last 25 years or more.

Residential Prices (average)

  • 1.5kW average solar panels prices = $1,500 – $2,000
  • 2kW average solar panels prices = $2,500 – $3,000
  • 3kW average solar panels prices = $3,500 – $4,000
  • 4kW average solar panels prices = $4,500 – $5,000
  • 5kW average solar panels prices = $5,000 – $5,800
  • 6kW average solar panels prices = $6,000 – $6,600

Commercial Prices (average)

  • 10kW average solar system prices = $12,000 – $13,500
  • 20kW average solar system prices = $23,500 – $24,000
  • 30kW average solar system prices = $34,500 – $35,000
  • 40kW average solar system prices = $45,500 – $46,000
  • 50kW average solar system prices = $56,000 – $56,800
  • 60kW average solar system prices = $67,000 – $68,600
  • 70kW average solar system prices = $77,000 – $78,600
  • 80kW average solar system prices = $87,000 – $88,600
  • 90kW average solar system prices = $97,000 – $98,600
  • 100kW average solar system prices = $108,000 – $110,600

Solar Panels Prices – Expensive Solar Panels

expensive solar panels prices

Expensive panels won’t always out-perform cheaper ones, but they almost always look nicer!

An expensive system is not always the best. If you were paying this kind of money for your solar system, you’d expect panels of a high calibre such as SUNPOWER, WINAICO, LG NeOn and the like. These are the cutting-edge, high efficiency, high yield solar panels that only more dollars can buy. Your inverter would have to be something like SMA, Schneider, Fronius, Bosch or micro inverters such as enphase.

Residential Prices (expensive)

  • 1.5kW expensive solar panels prices = $2,500+
  • 2kW expensive solar panels prices = $3,500+
  • 3kW expensive solar panels prices = $4,500+
  • 4kW expensive solar panels prices = $5,500+
  • 5kW expensive solar panels prices = $6,000+
  • 6kW expensive solar panels prices = $6,600+

Commercial Prices (expensive)

  • 10kW expensive solar system prices = $14,500+
  • 20kW expensive solar system prices = $26,000+
  • 30kW expensive solar system prices = $37,000+
  • 40kW expensive solar system prices = $49,000+
  • 50kW expensive solar system prices = $60,800+
  • 60kW expensive solar system prices = $72,600+
  • 70kW expensive solar system prices = $83,600+
  • 80kW expensive solar system prices = $94,600+
  • 90kW expensive solar system prices = $106,600+
  • 100kW expensive solar system prices = $130,000+

 

What about solar battery systems!? How much are they?

Settle down, batteries are still quite expensive (Dec 2015). They are getting better though and have come down in price somewhat recently. At the moment, for a hybrid setup, you could expect to pay 1/3 to 2/3 more than for the price of a standard solar PV system. OK so that should give you a pretty solid overview of solar system pricing in Australia. Now request a quote to get some solid figures you can mull over.

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