Queensland Solar Power Systems Are Getting Larger

Queensland Solar Power Systems Are Getting Larger

 

Australian solar systems are getting larger year on year since 2007. Before then the Queensland solar industry was a niche, very small industry only installing 348 systems in 2007 with an average size of below 1.5kW. The industry didn’t really start to take off until 2010 with 47,693 systems fitted, this increased with lower solar panel costs and high feed in tariff’s until it hit a maximum number of QLD installs in 2012 of 127,396 with an average size of 3kw system.

Since the demise of the feed in tariff this has reduced to less than half that figure in 2014 to 59,174 QLD installs yet the average size has increased to 4.5kW.

With the cost of solar having reduced so significantly people are realising the value of the larger systems to offset as much power as possible.

Now solar is not about feed in tariff’s, we are finding there are less customers, but the average size of those systems have increased from 1.5kW in 2007 to 4.5kW today. (We fit very few systems of below 3kW) however those that have a medium to high use are seeing the quickest return from installing a solar power system.

With the cost of solar having reduced so significantly people are realising the value of the larger systems to to both offset as much daytime energy use as possible and any excess energy can be stored in batteries for night time use or used to heat hot water.

We find our most popular systems in the first half of 2015 have been 5kw to 6kw grid connect systems, and with the government rebate at the highest it has been there has been no better time to call Solarwide than today – (07) 5309 5871.

Source: Clean Energy Australia report 2014

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