Residential Solar PV Price Index: May 2015

For the second month in a row solar power system prices have increased across Australia, the price of installing a 1.5kW, 3kW and 10kW system went up in all of Australia's capital cities.

Average system prices May 2015
State1.5kW2kW3kW4kW5kW10kW
SA $3,704 $4,038 $5,210 $6,492 $7,536 $15,044
QLD $3,254 $4,102 $4,918 $6,224 $7,330 $15,294
ACT $4,300 $4,826 $6,130 $7,407 $8,655 $15,423
TAS $4,148 $4,885 $6,328 $7,695 $9,428 $17,461
VIC $3,936 $4,541 $5,688 $7,022 $8,531 $16,644
NSW $3,376 $4,028 $5,156 $6,366 $7,638 $14,269
WA $3,010 $3,768 $4,418 $5,748 $6,758 $14,100
Average $3,675 $4,313 $5,407 $6,706 $7,982 $15,100
Solar PV System Prices per Watt May 2015
Location1.5kW2.0kW3.0kW4.0kW5.0kW10kW
Sydney NSW $2.22 $1.99 $1.70 $1.72 $1.54 $1.41
Canberra ACT $2.81 $2.36 $2.00 $1.81 $1.70 $1.54
Melbourne VIC $2.64 $2.27 $1.88 $1.75 $1.70 $1.65
Hobart TAS $2.77 $2.42 $2.09 $1.92 $1.89 $1.72
Adelaide SA $2.46 $2.00 $1.72 $1.60 $1.49 $1.49
Perth WA $2.01 $1.88 $1.47 $1.44 $1.31 $1.29
Brisbane QLD $2.14 $2.02 $1.63 $1.55 $1.45 $1.44
Average $2.43 $2.14 $1.79 $1.67 $1.58 $1.55

Most installed component brands in May 2015

City Panel brands used Inverter brands used
Adelaide, SA Jinko, ReneSola, Sunrise Solartech, BenQ, Simax, Hanwha Q-Cells, Lightway, Trina Fronius, Growatt, Zeversolar, SMA, Surpass, ABB/PowerOne Aurora, SMA, Delta, Schneider-Xantrex
Brisbane, QLD ReneSola, Jinko, Australia Premium Solar, Jinko, Luxen, LG, Canadian Solar, Hanwha Q-Cells, REC, Suntech Fronius, Zeversolar, ABB/PowerOne Aurora, JFY, SMA, Eltek, REA Powered Micro, Samil Power, Schneider-Xantrex, Growatt
Canberra, ACT Jinko, Hanwha Q-Cells, Trina JFY, ABB/Power-One Aurora, Delta
Melbourne, VIC ReneSola, TDG, Jinko, Yingli, SolarWorld, Canadian Solar Fronius, Delta, ABB/Power-One Aurora, SMA, Zeversolar
Tasmania ReneSola, Hanwha Q-Cells, Yingli Fronius, Samil, ABB/Power-One Aurora
Sydney, NSW LG, Yingli, Hanwha Q-Cells, Top Solar, Suntech, CSun, Jinko, ReneSola, Trina, Canadian Solar SMA, UNO, ABB/Aurora Power-One, Samil Power, Fronius, Growatt, Zeversolar, Eversolar, Sungrow
Perth, WA TN, ET GoodWe, ABB/Aurora Power-One, SMA, Delta, JFY

Information source solarchoice.net.au