Solar News

Solar Panel Prices and RECs

22 July 2010
Category: Incentives

With low solar panel prices & moderate priced Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), buying extra panels for your new stand alone power system makes a lot of sense!

For instance, 8 × 185 Watt Trina solar panels $830 = $6640 RECs $36 = $5508, so about 83% of the PV cost is subsidised!*

If your system is over 1500 Watts, it will need to either a) cost more than $30,000 to connect to the grid or b) you are situated more than 1km from the grid to get 5 for 1 solar credits (for the amount over 1500 W). The system must be new (not an add on) and it must be installed by an accredited solar installer. There is no rebate for other materials, eg batteries, inverters, mounting frames.

With a larger PV array, you can arguably spend less on batteries, the batteries will keep better charged up and in sunny weather you can probably do a bit of cooking (if your inverter capacity is large enough).

*Prices correct at time of publishing.

Want to read more? View Previous | Next article.

Leave a Comment
This is a captcha-picture. It is used to prevent mass-access by robots. (see: www.captcha.net)

We install solar systems in Northern NSW and Southern QLD.


QLD:
Gold Coast (from Coolangatta to Southport), Nerang and Hinterland (Beaudesert) and out West (Warwick, Stanthorpe, Killarney)


NSW:
Northern NSW (Tweed Heads to Yamba, including Evans Head, Byron Bay and Ballina); the Far North Coast Hinterland (Grafton via Lismore to Murwillumbah) and out West (Casino to Tenterfield, including Drake and Tabulam, as well as Woodenbong and Bonalbo)

For larger system we also go up to Brisbane or down to Coffs Harbour and even Glen Innes. Other places by arrangement.