There are a number of factors that will impact your solar panel cost in different ways. And some of those factors will also impact on how much money you can save into the future… because solar is an investment in future-proofing your energy bills.
The quality of the panels
Yes, the upfront cost is lower and you will generate some solar… but the panels will be inefficient and will not last long enough for you to get a return on your investment.
High quality solar panels do cost more. But you get a return on that upfront cost as you watch your electricity bills drop each time one lands in your mailbox. Quality solar panels will produce more energy and last longer than inferior options on the market.
The size of the solar system
While the upfront solar panel cost for a larger system will be higher, if it is a quality system, you will see the benefit for many years to come in the form of reduced energy bills.
Where you live
Under the scheme, Australian postcodes are divided into four zones. Depending on which zone you live in, you will receive a different amount under the scheme.
STCs are also traded in an open market, so the amount you receive for each STC is variable depending on market demand and other factors.
The amount of energy your system will produce
Why does the amount of energy your system produces impact on solar panel cost? Once again, it comes back to the STCs.
The STCs you receive will not cover your entire solar panel cost. We encourage our customers to look at STCs as a contribution to the installation costs of their solar panels.
How straightforward your installation is
For solar installations, it is important to use Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers who are certified and trained in best practice for the design and installation of solar systems. Using a qualified installer will ensure you have the best possible installation to save you headaches – and additional cost – down the track.
Get a solar panel cost tailored to your circumstances
At Grand Group Australia, we offer a FREE assessment for every client we work with to assess your individual circumstances and give you an accurate quote for your solar panels.
Contact us to book a free assessment with one of our trained assessors so we can provide you with the best possible solution for your household needs.