Solar Panels in WA

What solar panels + invertor do you have, how many do you have, how much did you pay and how much have your bills reduced by?

I have been quoted $5500 for 19 x 315w Risen Panels and Fronius Invertor - is this a good deal?

Comments

  • +1 vote

    I got solar a few years ago I paid $4500 for 2.4kw system from infinite energy. It was a middle of the road price at the time. I could get a 6kw system for that now. I am looking at buying some second hand panels and putting them onto the spare leg of my 3k inverter.

    We halved our bills.

  • +1 vote

    We paid $5390 for 20 Jinko panels and Fronius Symo. Very happy with it. Our same time last year bill was 614 units down to 427 units (this year) with average 7.1 units a day.

  •  

    Got LG Monos 330w x 20 panels with fronius inverter for 3 phase house for $6000 all up. I got all up about 5 quotes before I chose an installer who is quite reputable on WP forums. I dont have the extra smart meter which would have broght the cost up by up to $800.

    I wont go on about savings as we are on a a different rate to most people with on peak and off peak that is no longer accessible. But generally we are in credit during summer and save a few hundred of bills during winter.

    Worth it if your planning on living there for the next 10years but not if your not planning on living there for less than 5 yrs.

    •  

      It won't be worth it in 5 years if you choose most expensive equipment for both panels and inverter but if you choose a decent budget panel and inverter from a reputable installer then you'd get your money back in 3-4 years

    •  

      Was this in Perth? LG does have a good rep for Panels. We have 1 Phase house which I think is cheaper than 3 phase. Do you mind sharing the company or PM me?

      • +1 vote

        Yep Perth SOR installed May 2017, i think for the $500 premium it was worth it. I didnt get the top of the line model (cant recall the name) but the mono's were def cheaper. Installer was Solar2020, very happy with their service and quality job. Deal directly with owner/installer as well. Not sure you can still get that price but worth getting a quote.

        Edit: yes if its single phase then it should be cheaper.

  • +1 vote

    Paid 5k for a 4.5 kw system a few years ago

  •  

    Panels: 6.6 kW Jinko JKM275P-60 Solar panels (24x275W)
    Inverter: Goodwe GW5000D-NS 5kW
    Company: Clean Technology Services
    Installed: August 2018
    Cost: $3,000
    Savings: Last bill $5, same bill last year $200 (savings $195)

    Budget installer, panels and inverter. I am happy enough, though hopefully they last a long time without issues/failure.

    •  

      That is a great price, I want to go cheap but I'm also worried to go with a company that may not be around for the next 10 years .. ahh decisions decisions

      • +1 vote

        I used this company recently and had no complaints.

        https://www.esolar.com.au/

        They've been around for more than 10 years I think. I just went for their cheap 6kw system. I don't see the point in paying for European inverters these days. The Goodwe inverters seem to be quite reliable and have a decent reputation.

  • Top