The installation of solar power systems throughout Australia has boomed over the past 15 years. Solar power is considered to be the cleanest source of renewable energy generation in the country. With the combination of solar panels and solar storage batteries can help by powering your home or business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Already, one fifth of Australian households have installed a rooftop solar power system, making Australia one of the worlds leading solar power markets. The high demand for solar power uptake in Australia is a result derived from a number of factors. One being the high levels of solar radiation throughout the content. This alone shortens the payback times leading to a higher return on investment from solar power. Other factors include the Australian government solar power initiatives, strong demand for supply of solar power panels and components, and the significant increase with electricity prices in Australia over the past 20 years.
Australian rooftops are continuing to adopt solar power as an alternative to network generated electricity. According to the 2019 Clean Energy Australia Report, the residential sector alone increased by 43% and 1.55 GW of solar power systems commissioned in 2018. The average solar power system size in Australia was 7.13kW for that year. Before the end of the year, the 218 thousand plus new solar power installations pushed the number to 2 million installs, meaning that one in every five residential dwellings now generate electricity through solar power technology.
In Cairns, 19,207 solar power installations have been commissioned on the 60,000 dwellings. This equates to 35% of solar market in the Cairns local government area. Neighbouring LGA's including Mareeba, Douglas and the Tablelands have similar market penetration with solar, each sitting above 30%. The solar trend increases moving south with some LGA's like Burdekin commissioning solar power to 46% of the dwellings in the region.
On top of optimal sunshine and climate conditions for solar power, Queenslanders can also access a solar panel rebate from the Australian government. The federal solar rebate also known as the STC (Small-scale Technology Certificates) rebate is an incentive aimed at offsetting the upfront costs to install solar panels. Governed by the Clean Energy Council, the federal solar power rebate has strict controls that limit the options for particular brands and technologies to those that have been approved and are authorised by the Australian Clean Energy Council.
The solar power rebate in Queensland can reduce the overall cost of a solar power system by up to 30%. This can lead to savings close to $3,000 off the upfront cost of solar.
The solar power rebate is determined by the size of the solar power system that you choose to install, the location in Queensland and the capacity and output of solar energy.
When your solar panels are commissioned and connected to the grid, a grid-connect application is lodged with the energy retailer on behalf of the property owner. When the application becomes approved, then the property owner will be eligible to sell excess energy that the solar power system generates.
The solar feed-in tariff (FiT), or solar buyback scheme has been available in Queensland for over 10 years and is said to be one of the most successful financial incentives on the market.
The solar feed-in tariff in Regional Queensland is calculated at 7.861 cents per kilowatt hour.
Since the very beginning, Hielscher Electrical has been a trusted provider of highly innovative residential solar power systems to homeowners in Queensland and Cairns.
Supplying only solar systems with maximum module efficiency, we are proudly one of the best solar companies around. If you are looking for the best deal on solar for your home, well, Hielscher Electrical is the company to call.
With experience than spans over 30 years, our professionals have helped customers in Australia to make the smartest, long-term decisions that deliver huge cost savings, tax breaks, equipment monitoring and contracts that are flexible and viable for a clean, environmentally friendly living.
Our high efficiency residential solar panels are designed using the best solar technologies that guarantee superior quality built to last for years to come. They are cost-effective and help you run your home efficiently on solar while saving you money.
Advancement in solar power technologies are allowing more households to access solar power and become self-sufficient particularly now that home battery storage is becoming readily available.
And as power prices continue to soar, Hielscher Electrical customers are happily locking in cheaper electricity bills by installing solar PV rather than depending on the grid. You too can join our list of fulfilled customers.
Don't get stuck paying high electricity bills. Secure your grid dependence today by investing in a solar power system.
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