How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost?

A solar system can cost anything from under $5000 for a tiny home system up to hundreds of thousands for large scale commercial systems, but to know if it is right for you, you need to analyse your return on investment. An experienced installer can help you figure this out, but here are some of the factors to consider.

1. Quality - As with most things in life, solar panels can be good quality or they can be cheap. As a long-term investment it is important to assess the cost of your system over the lifetime of your investment. While a cheaper panel may only function for a decade, a quality panel like WINAICO will guarantee your power output and ensure you are still generating at least 80% of your yield in year 25.

2. Location - Your location will also effect the cost of installation as more remote areas are more difficult to access, however remote properties often have more space to install a system and can benefit from a bigger system.

3. Batteries - A battery will add to the cost of your system and will have to be replaced before the panels, however you’ll benefit from using your power day and night. To assess whether you need a battery your installer will look at your power bill and discuss your power needs, taking into account  how much of your power is used during daylight hours and how much is used

4. Installers - It’s a sad fact that in recent years there has been some bad media around people being scammed or simply not getting the system they were promised. This is only a small fraction of the industry, but it is important to work with a reliable solar installer. WINAICO carefully choose the installers we work with and only sell to CEC accredited installers.

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If you are looking just to talk to someone about how solar panels work and if they are right for you, contact us. Send an email or call and we will be happy to discuss some of the technical aspects of modules, what to look for when looking at quotes and what you should avoid. If you want to talk to an installer, our trusted partners program lists teams around Australia that we trust with our product.

Every installation is different and getting an expert opinion is vital for choosing an options that suits you.


Whether it is residential solar or commercial solar you are after, we onyl work with the best installers around. Find an installer near you today.

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