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tina&steve

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    after getting another scary leccy bill thinking of getting solar any ideas who to use or not to use? the rough cost on a 4kw system?

     

    Thanks in advance :)

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    Guest StevenH

    Finn Peacock has a great site that gives lots of unbiased information on solar power, he's Adelaide based as well.

     

    An excerpt of the info you're interested in...

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    [TD]Typical cost of an installed 1.5kW solar system:[/TD]

    [TD]$6,000[/TD]

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    [TD]Government Rebate:[/TD]

    [TD]$3,000

    [/TD]

    [/TR]

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    [TD]Cost to you for 1.5KW of solar power:[/TD]

    [TD]Approx $3,000[/TD]

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    [/TABLE]

     

     

    Approximate Costs of Bigger Solar Systems After Rebates.

     

    The wide variation in pricing is mainly down to the quality of the hardware used. To use a car analogy (as most people are more familiar with car brands than solar power brands!) expect the lower price range to be "Hyundai/Kia" level brand and the upper price to be "BMW/Lexus" level brand. I'll leave you to decide if BMWs are worth paying more for than Hyundais!

    As at January 2012

    2kW : $3,500 - $6,500

    3kW : $5,500 - $9,500

    4kW : $8,000 - $12,500

    5kW : $11,000 - $16,000

    10kW: $20,000 - $35,000

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    Guest MrsHills

    We used ZEN, brilliant, nothing bad to say about them (YET!!!) been installed for 2yrs now tho :)

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