Home Solar Power In New South Wales

More than 638,392 small scale PV systems (<100kW) had been installed across New South Wales as at December 31, 2020 (Source: Clean Energy Regulator). Figures supplied by the Australian PV Institute estimate the percentage of dwellings in NSW with solar panels installed at 24.6% – so there’s still plenty of rooftops that could be harvesting the energy of the sun and saving those living below them a bundle of cash on electricity.

Small scale solar systems installed in NSW represent around 3.25GW of capacity. With a population of around 8,118,000 (September 2019 – ABS), there’s been approximately 400 watts of solar PV capacity installed on a per capita basis in the state compared to Australia’s average of around 505 watts. 

But also added to the small-scale effort are large-scale solar farms in New South Wales – and there’s more to come. In late 2018, a flurry of approvals were announced representing more than 1.47GW of big solar power projects.

A new 6.6 kilowatt solar power system installed on a north facing roof in Sydney could be expected to produce an average of a bit over 26 kilowatt-hours of electricity a day; or 9,783 kilowatt-hours a year. That would knock a mighty hole in the power bill of an average household, but many NSW households are choosing to go even larger in order to get the best from Australia’s “solar rebate“.

As well as powering their homes, NSW PV owners can also receive what’s known as a feed-in tariff, which is a payment for surplus electricity exported to the mains grid. 

If you’re considering installing panels, you may find the information below useful.

Other New South Wales Solar Information

Recommended Installers In Selected NSW Areas

Learn more about solar information specific to selected major population areas in the state using the links below. These pages also list some recommended solar installers, but note if your town or suburb isn’t listed, we have installers in our network for just about everywhere in New South Wales.

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