Residential solar PV price index January 2016

After a 6 month period of price falls solar power system prices started to rise slightly in all Australian cities increasing by approximately 5c/W.

Average solar PV system prices for January 2016

State1.5kW2kW3kW4kW5kW10kW
SA $3,330 $3,665 $4,700 $5,960 $6,839 $13,777
QLD $3,050 $3,732 $4,520 $5,510 $6,544 $13,778
ACT $3,467 $3,955 $4,868 $6,109 $6,988 $13,207
TAS $3,401 $4,101 $5,656 $7,190 $9,399 $12,198
VIC $3,567 $4,102 $4,999 $6,234 $7,044 $12,578
NSW $3,122 $3,857 $4,812 $6,319 $6,777 $12,491
WA $2,433 $2,747 $3,893 $4,487 $5,727 $14,729
Average $3,269 $3,814 $4,891 $6,115 $6,963 $13,026

Solar PV System Prices per Watt January 2016

All prices in the table below include the federal STC incentive which installers ordinarily include in final system prices. GST is also included.

Location1.5kW2.0kW3.0kW4.0kW5.0kW10kW
Sydney NSW $2.07 $1.83 $1.58 $1.52 $1.34 $1.24
Canberra ACT $2.25 $1.92 $1.60 $1.49 $1.37 $1.31
Melbourne VIC $2.30 $1.99 $1.61 $1.52 $1.39 $1.23
Hobart TAS $2.13 $1.96 $1.83 $1.73 $1.41 $1.15
Adelaide SA $2.17 $1.79 $1.53 $1.45 $1.34 $1.35
Perth WA $1.62 $1.39 $1.27 $1.19 $1.15 $1.53
Brisbane QLD $1.94 $1.82 $1.50 $1.37 $1.29 $1.36
Average $2.07 $1.81 $1.56 $1.47 $1.33 $1.27

Most installed component brands in January 2016

City Panel brands used Inverter brands used
Adelaide, SA BenQ, Canadian, JA Solar, Jinko, Hanwha Q-Cells, Renasola, Simax, [Own-brand], Yingli ABB/Power-One, Fronius, Growatt, SMA, SolarMax, Sungrow, Surpass, ZeverSolar
Brisbane, QLD Australia Premium Solar, Canadian, CSun, LG, Luxen, Hanwha Q-Cells, ReneSola, Risen, Suntech, TopSola, Trina ABB/Power-One, Fronius, Eltek, JFY, REA, Schneider, SMA, Sungrow, ZeverSolar
Canberra, ACT ABB/Power-One, Hanwha Q-Cells, Jinko, Opal, [Own-brand], Trina, Yingli ABB/Power-One, Delta, ZeverSolar, JFY
Melbourne, VIC BLD, Canadian Solar, Hanwha Q-Cells, ReneSola, SolarWorld, [Own-brand] ABB/Power-One, Fronius, Delta, JFY, SMA, Sungrow, ZeverSolar
Tasmania REC, [Own-brand] Fronius, SMA, Sungrow
Sydney, NSW Canadian, CSun, Hanwha Q-Cells, Jinko, LG, Opal, [Own-brand], TopSola, Yingli ABB/Power-One, Fronius, Growatt, Samil, SMA, Sungrow, ZeverSolar
Perth, WA Daqo, ET, GY, TN ABB/Power-One, Delta, Goodwe, SMA, Sungrow
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