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Our representation that we are Australia’s largest solar company is based on deemed solar certificated installations between 1 January 2014 and 30 November 2016.
Solar Calculator and Solar Savings Assumptions
Please note that this calculation is an estimate and does not guarantee actual system production or savings. The system design may change based on a detailed engineering site audit. Actual system production and savings will vary based on final system design, size, configuration, utility rates, applicable rebates and your energy usage. Utility rates, charges and fee structures imposed by your utility are not affected by this proposal and are subject to change in the future at the discretion of your utility.
Feed in tariff rates per state used:
‘NSW’ => 11.1, cents,
‘QLD’ => 10.6, cents,
‘SA’ => 16.0, cents,
‘VIC’ => 11.3, cents,
‘ACT’ => 11.3, cents,
‘TAS’ => 8.929, cents,
‘NT’ => 25.67, cents,
‘WA’ => 7.135, cents.
The Standard Test Condition rating (STC) assumes a standard set of optimal operating conditions (25°C cell temperature, irradiance of 1000 W/m2 and an air mass of 1.5). The STC rating is most often used by manufacturers to classify the power output of PV modules. To calculate the system’s energy production for any future year, the expected degradation in system performance is included. Energy Output is calculated based on historical solar irradiance at the given location. A typical meteorological year is selected using statistical methods. Factors including panel tilt, orientation (azimuth), and system efficiency are considered.
System efficiency is estimated to account for losses caused by a variety of factors. These factors include intermittent shading, cable losses, dirt, scheduled downtime, manufacturer tolerances, inverter efficiency for DC to AC conversion (this does not affect off-grid DC only systems), battery round trip efficiency, and other factors.
Utility electricity price inflation is adjusted based on the given location. (Figures from NATIONAL ELECTRICITY FORECASTING REPORT June 2016 by AEMO.)
United States Environmental Protection Agency. 2017. Greenhouse Gases Equivalencies Calculator – Calculations and References.
Available at: ‘https: //www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gases-equivalencies-calculator-calculations-and-references’.
Australian Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) are an incentive provided under the Renewable Energy Target. One certificate is equal to one megawatt hour of eligible renewable electricity either generated or displaced by the installed system. Read more at: ‘http: //www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/RET/Scheme-participants-and-industry/Agents-and-installers/Small-scale-technology-certificates’.
Please note that this proposal is an estimate and does not guarantee actual system production or savings. The system design may change based on a detailed engineering site audit. Actual system production and savings will vary based on final system design, size, configuration, utility rates, applicable rebates and your energy usage. Utility rates, charges and fee structures imposed by your utility are not affected by this proposal and are subject to change in the future at the discretion of your utility provider.
All prices advertised are for standard installation which is referred to as to single storey, colour bond roof and premise is located in a metropolitan area.
Metropolitan Area refers to within 50Km of the CBD.
All advertised packaging price is outright only payment.
Update April 2018
The calculator, assumptions, parameters and estimates vary based on individual business and operational requirements. Please contact us so that we can assess your individual needs.
– Last Revised: December 2016