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6.6kW (Jinko) Solar System with 2x6.5kWh Growatt Lithium Batteries Installed for $4990 (SA Only) @ Sunterra Solar

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Solar with Battery Package – 6.6KW Solar with 2 x 6.5kWh Lithium Batteries at only $4,990, Fully Installed. *

20x Global #1 – Jinko Solar, Mono PERC Half Cell 330W Panels
1x Growatt SPH5000 5kW Hybrid Inverter
2x Growatt GBLI6531 6.5kWh Lithium Batteries
Usable capacity is 6kWh each battery.

South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme
From October 2018, 40,000 South Australian households can access $100 million in State Government subsidies and $100 million in loans to pay for the installation of home battery systems.

While the subsidy is available to all South Australians, Energy Concession Holders are eligible to access a higher subsidy, ensuring low-income households are supported to access the Scheme.

The subsidy is applied to the battery component only, participating households can apply for finance made available through the Commonwealth Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation to help pay for the balance of the battery and to purchase new or additional solar panels, if required.

The subsidy is calculated on the kilowatt hour capacity of the battery being installed, and capped for everyone at a maximum of $6,000 per battery installed.

Home Battery Scheme subsidy levels
Energy concession holder $600.00 per kilowatt hour (kWh)
All other households $500.00 per kilowatt hour (kWh)
A set of minimum technical requirements for battery systems has been developed to ensure the batteries are safe, reliable and capable of being recruited into a virtual power plant.

While households are able to choose whether or not their home battery system operates as part of a virtual power plant, the ability to aggregate home battery systems - either now or at a future point in time - creates opportunities to address network issues and smooth loads by balancing out peak power demands.

A dedicated website is available to assist South Australians consider their suitability for a home battery system, choose between approved products and system providers, access the subsidy and apply for finance, if required. Visit: www.homebatteryscheme.sa.gov.au. Alternatively households can call, 8463 3555.

Businesses interested in becoming system providers can learn more about the application process, by visiting www.homebatteryscheme.sa.gov.au/become-a-provider

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  • -1 vote

    Couldn't find a link to warranty.

    Jinko 330w, khm…

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        Solar panels are not an issue (I mean they are pretty standard these days) although 270 is cheapest today that's why I've been surprised by 330w.

        The battery degradation is a thing..

    • +1 vote

      I wouldn't worry about 'premium panels' or warranties. Our 7 yr old 4kw solar system used premium German panels at a cost of $13 000. A couple of panels now potentially have issues and the installer no longer exists (no doubt phoenixed as someone else) and the manufacturer requires you to get the installer to prove they are faulty. So not worth the paper it's written on.

      Basically, find a price that will recover costs in around 5 years.

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    Anyone know if you can go beyond the 5kw single phase limit with a battery? Ie, add the battery to a 3kw off grid system (which I already have). Install this new 6.6kw / 5kw system and connect to the grid?

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      Some networks allow oversizing if export limiting is enabled on the inverter.

      You’d want to be sure the LV battery is compatible with your existing system.

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    Just be careful might caught on fire this brand. http://greenyflat.com.au/mar-12-2015-reader-feedback-and-lit...

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      The article shows a burnt Growatt battery and a long useless rant about cheap Chinese batteries.

      Did not at any point say why that particular battery caught on fire nor any mention why that brand is inferior.

      Useless writer.

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        You are right. Tesla a few cards combusted on their own.

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    Interested in Battery! Any review on inverter and battery?

  • +2 votes

    Just called company, only service 200km radius of metro adelaide. So no good for me :(

  • -1 vote

    Choice magazine seem to recommend Jiko panels.

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    Did some looking up, company seems to have been registered since 2010 and their building at 66 hughes street mile end was purchased in 2015.
    I don't think they are a phoenix company.

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      And leased on 11th Jan 2017, they likely don't own that.

      Google skills need some work

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    We had a non-battery 6.6kw system installed by Sunterra just over a year ago & very impressed with their workmanship & service.
    Mine uses Jinko panels with Solax inverter & output is better than they estimated.
    I seem to recall they had a referral system with $100 discount (maybe credit for the referrer too?) but I can't find any details in my emails - might be worth asking if anyone is going ahead with this (also note I am in WA so perhaps the referral doesn't work to SA).

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      I just paid a deposit on this kit. It's an extra $800 if you want the blackout system and $300 if you live in a 2-story home.

      There is a $100 referral. Slip me a DM if you really consider getting this deal. Happy to get a chain going for other potential buyers.

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        Great - I'm happy to provide my details for a referral too.
        Perhaps the mods can add Sunterra onto the Ozbargain referral system?

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          I'd like to also get a referral code from someone :)

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            @Zondor: No problem - I'll PM my details.

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              @Gaz1: I'd also like to get a referral code from someone too if they can PM me.
              Thank you.

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        When’s the installation?

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          Around 6-8 week turnaround time. They getting hammered with this current offer

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        What is the blackout system?

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          Solar and battery will continue to operate in a blackout. It basically disconnects you from the grid so you can still generate power from the panels and use battery in a blackout.

          It protects the people working on lines that are repairing the fault.

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            @BuskerMove: Thanks for explaining- I assumed that if there was a blackout a PV system with a battery would automatically switch to using any stored energy in the battery.

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              @Qbagger: I think this system requires some additional hardware for that, which is why the additional cost.

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                @reubenb87: All battery systems require extra hardware to "island" in a blackout.

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        Hi mate I am getting this deal, do you mind sharing your referral code with me? many thanks

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    I would also be interested in this deal. If anyone could share there referral code please.

  • +2 votes
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      🤦‍♀️

  • +2 votes

    Electricity privatisation has failed so badly that Australian's are taking on the financial risk of building the electricity plant itself instead of paying for electricty. Electricity privatisation has severely damaged the economy according to Professor Rodney Sims of the ACCC.

    Meanwhile, despite the massive drop in demand and/or generation capacity that self installed solar systems cause, electricity prices just continued to increase as if the price was completely disconnected from supply and demand.

    • +1 vote

      That's the only downside to being Aussie. We've had things far too good and are giving up/paying more for critical services without a fight.

      The ACCC is a toothless tiger which further encourages multinational companies to bleed us dry. Its really upsetting /rant

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        we are now just an American state without any advantages of being in the union.

        just a foreign owned island being worked over by American companies.

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    Anyone know the average cost of a 3 phase connection in metro SA? (to get around the 5kw limitation)?

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      Probably 3 - 4k so unless you have a specific need for it

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    I have already got a 6.6 solar system installed, just want the battery. I don't have any concessions. How much will I be looking at ?

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    Other solar panel providers are telling me the Growatt is not good quality? any thoughts on this?

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      Hi Thierry, Growatt is one of the global top 3 single phase inverter suppliers. For the batteries, Growatt always choose the LiFePO4, for the assurance of safety and long lifetime. The Lithium cells inside Growatt battery products are supplied by ATL which is the globally No.1 lithium-ion polymer battery (LIP) supplier. ATL is also the battery supplier of Apple for their iPhone, iPad, etc.

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    Is this anywhere in sa…?

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      Price may be subject to travel surcharge. I’ve been previously quoted +$100 for living outside the Sydney Metro area.

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    "*Eligibility for solar rebates after the client assigns the STC’s rights to Sunterra"

    Anyone know what this means?

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      I beleive this is standard for all solar suppliers & subsidises the prices so we just see the net figure.

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      Thanks

      "If you buy a solar system today (March 2019), it is subsidised by a federal government scheme … that is usually applied at the point of sale; i.e. any advertised prices you see almost certainly have the rebate already applied."

  • +3 votes

    Sunterra Solar charge the following for the below extras -

    • Extend the warranty on the Growatt SPH5000 5kW Hybrid Inverter from 5 years to 10 years = $800
    • Blackout protection (you can use the batteries during a blackout) = $800
    • Upgrade to a Fronius inverter - 10 years warranty (and additional products required, but not sure of these) = $2,000

    If you are thinking of adding the extra 5 years warranty to the Growatt inverter, it may be worth upgrading to the Fronius inverter and pay the extra $1,200 (better quality inverter), as this comes with a standard 10 years warranty.

    Growatt Hybrid Inverter: 5 year warranty (option to add 5 years for $800)
    Growatt Batteries: 10 year warranty
    Jinko Panels: 12 year product warranty and 25 year performance guarantee
    Mibet Solar Mounting Kit: 10 year warranty
    Installation and Workmanship: 5 year warranty

    Your power meter
    The costs for the meter can range from $0 to $990 (approx.) depending on your metering configuration, distributor and retailer. To confirm this cost you need to contact your electricity retailer.

    Your switchboard
    If your property switchboard does not conform to Australian Standards or is not suitable to accommodate the solar supply main switch, this might affect your installation cost.
    If the switchboard requires an upgrade, then an additional cost could be between $100-$500 (inclusive of GST). If the switchboard needs to be replaced, then an additional cost could be between $800-$1200 (inclusive of GST).

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      Fronius is 5+5 warranty where only the first 5 years is full parts/labour and last 5 are parts only (from memory)

      Advertising as 10 year warranty would be classed as misleading (along with most solar sales/installer warranty listings)

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      Do you know if they include Optimizers? Also is there a extra charge for two storey homes? Last if you have a referral code that I can use to get the extra $100 off I'd gladly use your code to thank you for the added information :)

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        Not sure about the optimizers.

        If you have a two storey home, you will more than likely have three phase electrical. This solar deal is only for single phase electrical.

        This will cost you extra.

        I am not sure if the $100 referral code works, pending a reply from the sales rep.

        You can message Orbargainers on this post that have offered a referral code.. from what I understand, you will need to provide their personal name to Sunterra Solar to receive $100 off.

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          You don't need a 3 phase inverter if you have 3 phase…single phase works fine (up to distributor kw limit)

          Usage monitoring will be more expensive though for 3 phase (extra CTS, different monitoring hardware), if you choose to add that.

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      Read the stats on the battery from the Growatt site
      They claim the battery has >6000 cycle life. Thats ~16 years. Not even the top range home batteries have that cycle life.
      http://www.ginverter.com/show-43-635.html

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    Can somebody here lend me their address and then send it from theirs to mine in WA? Thankyou

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    How is everyone else's installs going? I've sent my deposit and am waiting for the next steps. Was about 4 days ago I put the deposit in.

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    I have confirmed with Sunterra Solar and you will receive $100 off the deal if you have been referred.

    Feel free to message me for the referral code :)

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      Wait so does who gets the $100 or do both parties get it? I was told that only the person that refers a new customer gets $100 and the person buying gets nothing.

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    So we use 8-10kwh per day and calculators suggest a 2kw system. But we have a growing family and will eventually start replacing our gas appliances with electric. Would this system still be overkill?

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      This system would most likely zero both your electric and gas bills over a 12 month period.

  • -1 vote

    Hi guys,

    Sunterra is one of the top 3 solar companies in the industry and a CEC approved solar retailer. We are also a Qualified System Provider of South Australia Government's Home Battery Scheme.

    Growatt is one of the global top 3 single phase inverter suppliers. For the batteries, Growatt always choose the LiFePO4, for the assurance of safety and long lifetime. The Lithium cells inside Growatt battery products are supplied by ATL which is the globally No.1 lithium-ion polymer battery (LIP) supplier. ATL is also the battery supplier of Apple for their iPhone, iPad, etc.

    Jinko solar is the globally #1 ranked solar panel brand on Bloomberg Tier 1 list for many years. Mono PERC Half Cell 330W panel is the top range product from Jinko.

    As a leading solar and battery service provider, Sunterra only chooses the top brands for our customers.

    Feel free to ask us about our solar and battery packages.

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      I've sent an email via the web contact in regards to upgrading a system.

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        Thanks mate. Our sales reps will contact you in 1-2 days.

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          Still waiting for rep to reply with a quote after asking for address, roof type etc…

  •  

    So someone get real for me for a second… I've been researching solar setups at length but to be honest I'm more confused than when I started. The amount of up votes alone should indicate it's a good deal but there's so many varying reports on these components.

    What should I realistically expect out of this system as a whole?
    I can't find any details of the battery system around. Do people think it's too much of a gamble?
    Lastly, assuming the system is worth jumping on, would it be better off upgrading to the Fronius inverter for piece of mind?

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    I was quoted 10-12 weeks for battery installation. That’s insane.

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      It would take 1-2 weeks for the subsidies to be approved by the Govt., plus they have been smashed by this deal.

      They would only have so many installers (that they prefer to use).

      So you would expect this.

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    Hello Everyone, I found on their website in product warranty link under growwatt battery it only comes with 5 year’s warranty.

    https://sunterra.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Growatt-Battery-W...

    I am going to cancel my order and get deposit back.

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      Hi Ninjaboy

      I just rang Growatt and they confirmed over the phone that it is now a 10 year warranty on the Growatt GBLI6531 6.5kWh Lithium Batteries.

      It also stated in the document you linked that in either case the warranty can be extended for free: If you would like to purchase an extension or apply a free 5 years extension of Growatt
      factory warranty based on the 5 year term of Growatt factory warranty, please contact
      Growatt to get the price and an extending warranty card for apply.

      The website is updated to show the 10 year warranty, it's just the warranty card that's out of date - and I pointed this out to the Growatt staff member and they said it's definitely a 10 year warranty, which you can see on their website: http://www.ginverter.com.au/show-44-627.html

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    Has anyone had theirs installed from this deal? How did you go?

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    Deposit placed but unsure if I should upgrade to fronius, or just cancel due to uncertainty. Would love to hear people's feedback who got this deal.

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      I'm waiting for an install day to be set - I rang and was told I will be contacted by the end of next week with an install date mid to late January. All my network approvals have gone through in the last week or two.

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      I don't have this deal (yet) but I think its a very good one. I sold solar for 5 years and sold Growatt, Fronius and many other inverter brands.

      Personally I figure when technology moves on quickly and price reduces/performance increases quickly as it does with solar there is a very good argument for NOT going with the significantly more expensive higher quality option. Sure a Fronius will PROBABLY (but not always) last twice as long as a Growatt, say 10 years as opposed to 5, and/or give less problems along the way.

      But at twice the price I think it's better to have a Growatt that lasts 5 years then when it dies have the option to replace it with a similar unit and still be at the same cost as the original Fronius option and still get to 10 years, BUT more likely there will be better tech available that you can jump on, also probably cheaper, and be better off than if you still own a 5 year old Fronius and will for another 5 years or so. There might be new advances in battery storage you can take advantage of or whatever, the point is there will probably be benefits to buying new gear and you'll be no more out of pocket to have that option to do so.

      The above reasoning assumes the two products do the same job, just as well, not just have different lifespans, and that is the case.

      I've only just bought a house and just started researching solar deals so I still have some work to do but this deal looks really good. I haven't researched Sunterra yet, if you have and if they get good reviews then that is the other important requirement checked off.