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Are solar panels costly in Cairns?

Cairns is a city in the Cairns Region, Queensland. The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland. Cairns experiences a tropical climate. Cairns has hot, humid summers and warm winters. Cairns receives an average of 5.5 hours of daily sunshine, making it one of the Australia’s sunnier cities to install solar power systems.

A 6.6 kW solar power system in Cairns is expected to produce an average of 24-26 kW of power in a day. This means that 6.6 kW of solar power system in Cairns will cover an average home’s energy use. Whether to go for a system smaller or larger than 6.6 kW solar power system for your home in Cairns depends on:

  • What is your budget for solar panel system for your home in Cairns?
  • How much of solar power can you consume during the sunshine hours?
  • Do you want to cover your night time usage with your home solar panel system in Cairns?
  • Are you looking for a good return on your investment from your solar panel system for your home in Cairns?

We have made an attempt to answer all your questions so that it helps you to make an informed decision before you invest your hard earned money in buying a solar panel system for your home in Cairns. You can call on 1300 650 747 and speak to our solar experts to get a free consultation with more detailed information.

Solar Panels Cairns

What is your budget for solar panel system for your home in Cairns?

A typical 6.6kW solar panel system in Cairns will range anywhere between $4200 – $5500 for a standard installation. Standard installation comprises of installation done on a single storey house with a tin roof. Price of a 6.6kW solar power system will vary for installations on a double or multi-storey house or on a house with a tile, decramastic roof. A 6.6kW solar power system price will also vary depending on the brand of panels or inverter.

Like most of North and Far North Queensland, Cairns is prone to tropical cyclones. For this reason, we make sure to provide high quality mountings for the solar systems installed in this area.

How much of solar power can you consume during the sunshine hours?

Answer to this question becomes really important as the primary intention to buy a solar panel system for your home in Cairns is to save on your ever-rising electricity cost. Your savings are at its best when you are able to consume the maximum solar power generated by your solar power system. If not, you still get the benefit of feed in tariff as the excess of solar power not consumed is transferred back to the grid and you get paid by an adjustment in your electricity bill. Having said that, the feed in tariff rate on solar panel system in Cairns is around 8 cents per kW, hence it would be wise to consume the maximum solar power instead of relying on the lower feed in tariff rate, to maximise your savings on electricity cost.

Do you want to cover your night time usage with your home solar panel system in Cairns?

If you are planning to buy a solar panel system for your home in Cairns, it is important to understand your usage pattern during sunshine hours and after sunshine hours. This gives you an idea to decide the optimum solar panel system size for your home in Cairns and also whether to opt for a battery backup system or not. If your power consumption is high during sunshine hours as compared to after hours, it is best to opt for a conventional solar panels system for your home in Cairns. If it’s the other way round, it is advisable to opt for a battery backup solar panel system for your home in Cairns so that you can store the excess of solar power generated during the sunshine hours in a battery and use it during after sunshine hours to maximise your savings.

Are you looking for a good return on your investment from your solar panel system for your home in Cairns?

Now, if you are looking for a good return on your investment from a solar panel system for your home in Cairns, consider all the above options. Return on investment on a conventional 6.6 kW solar power system for your home in Cairns can range anywhere between 3-4 years. Again, to minimise the payback period from your 6.6 kW solar power system completely depends on your usage of solar power during sunshine hours. The more you use the solar power, lesser the payback period.

If you are looking to cover your night time usage and planning for a battery backup solar panel system for your home in Cairns, the payback period can range anywhere between 8-10 years as the cost of battery backup solar power system is relatively high as compared to a conventional solar power system.

Due to locational advantage and higher average sunshine hours in a day, solar panel system in Cairns proves to be a good investment both for homes and businesses. You can decide the best solar panel system in Cairns in consultation with our solar experts suited to meet your requirements and budget. With an increase in number of electrical equipment like aircon, washing machine etc., currently, a 6.6 kW solar power system is widely accepted and most reliable solar panel system for a residential property in Cairns. However, our solar experts can design a tailor-made solar panel system for you matching with your requirement and budget from our wide range of solar panel system available in Cairns. Call now on 1300 650 747 and talk to one of our solar experts.