Residential Solar PV Price Index: September 2015

There was a fall in the price of solar power systems between August and September with large variations between solar prices for the smaller size systems 1-2kW. Brisbane saw a rise in price for the top end components while basic models changed little.

Average solar PV system prices for September 2015
State1.5kW2kW3kW4kW5kW10kW
SA $3,555 $3,893 $4,928 $6,143 $7,111 $13,752
QLD $3,648 $4,223 $5,533 $6,746 $7,926 $14,728
ACT $3,996 $4,303 $5,481 $6,726 $7,774 $14,728
TAS $3,938 $4,473 $6,118 $7,576 $8,633 $20,285
VIC $3,824 $4,155 $5,195 $6,417 $7,829 $14,735
NSW $3,808 $4,198 $5,408 $6,924 $8,055 $14,357
WA $2,880 $3,338 $4,352 $5,435 $6,473 $14,03
Average $3,664 $4,112 $5,288 $6,567 $7,686 $16,068
Solar PV System Prices per Watt September 2015
Location1.5kW2.0kW3.0kW4.0kW5.0kW10kW
Sydney NSW $2.49 $2.09 $1.80 $1.72 $1.63 $1.43
Canberra ACT $2.64 $2.14 $1.81 $1.67 $1.54 $1.47
Melbourne VIC $2.55 $2.07 $1.71 $1.59 $1.55 $1.45
Hobart TAS $2.63 $2.22 $2.02 $2.89 $1.73 $2.03
Adelaide SA $2.31 $1.94 $1.63 $1.51 $1.41 $1.38
Perth WA $1.92 $1.67 $1.45 $1.36 $1.27 $1.21
Brisbane QLD $2.40 $2.19 $1.84 $1.68 $1.57 $1.77
Average $2.42 $2.04 $1.75 $1.63 $1.53 $1.59

Most installed component brands in September 2015

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

Information source solarchoice.net.au