Residential Solar PV Price Index: August 2015

Solar power system prices increased for almost all system size configurations in Tasmania and Sydney during August. In most other parts of Australia system prices remained steady. On average Tasmania had the highest prices and the lowest priced systems were in Perth.

Average solar PV system prices for August 2015
State1.5kW2kW3kW4kW5kW10kW
SA $3,690 $3,923 $5,088 $6,360 $7,374 $14,893
QLD $3,345 $4,121 $4,973 $6,161 $7,331 $15,566
ACT $4,300 $4,493 $5,646 $6,904 $8,040 $15,065
TAS $4,372 $5,020 $6,827 $8,464 $9,500 $20,285
VIC $4,312 $4,493 $5,621 $7,060 $8,591 $15,405
NSW $3,715 $4,163 $5,353 $6,822 $8,202 $15,194
WA $2,949 $3,482 $4,383 $5,658 $6,659 $14,03
Average $3,812 $4,242 $5,413 $6,775 $7,957 $16,068
Solar PV System Prices per Watt August 2015
Location1.5kW2.0kW3.0kW4.0kW5.0kW10kW
Sydney NSW $2.46 $2.09 $1.78 $1.70 $1.66 $1.51
Canberra ACT $2.81 $2.21 $1.85 $1.70 $1.58 $1.51
Melbourne VIC $2.87 $2.25 $1.86 $1.75 $1.71 $1.52
Hobart TAS $2.91 $2.48 $2.25 $2.12 $1.90 $2.03
Adelaide SA $2.45 $1.96 $1.69 $1.56 $1.46 $1.47
Perth WA $1.97 $1.74 $1.46 $1.41 $1.30 $1.22
Brisbane QLD $2.15 $2.04 $1.66 $1.54 $1.46 $1.54
Average $2.52 $2.11 $1.79 $1.68 $1.58 $1.60

Most installed component brands in August 2015

City Panel brands used Inverter brands used
Adelaide, SA BenQ, CSun, Jinko, Lightway, Hanwha Q-Cells, ReneSola, Simax, Sunrise Solartech, Trina, Yingli Fronius, Growatt, SMA, ABB/Power-One, Delta, Schneider, Surpass, Zeversolar, SolarMax
Brisbane, QLD Australian Premium Solar, Canadian Solar, CSun, Jinko, LG, Luxen, Hanwha Q-Cells, ReneSola, Risen, Suntech Fronius, Eltek, Growatt, JFY, REA Powered Micro, Samil, Schneider, SMA, Sungrow, Zeversolar
Canberra, ACT CSun, Jinko, Hanwha Q-Cells, Trina, Yingli Fronius, ABB/Power-One, Delta, JFY, SMA, Zeversolar
Melbourne, VIC BLD, Canadian Solar, CSun, Jinko, LG, Hanwha Q-Cells, ReneSola, SolarWorld, WINAICO Fronius, ABB/Power-One, Delta, JFY, SMA, Sungrow, Zeversolar
Tasmania Hanwha Q-Cells, Yingli ABB/Power-One
Sydney, NSW Canadian Solar, CSun, Hanwha Q-Cells, Jinko, LG, ReneSola, Solar Juice, TopSola, Trina, Yingli Fronius, ABB/Power-One, Zeversolar, Growatt, Samil, SMA, Sungrow, UNO
Perth, WA ET, Daqo, TN ABB/Power-One, Delta, GoodWe, JFY, SMA, SunGrow

Information source solarchoice.net.au

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