Home Solar Power In South Australia

 Solar panels can be seen on the rooftops of homes just about everywhere you look in South Australia – SA’s residents are very switched on to the savings that installing PV can bring.

More than 304,011 systems had been installed across South Australia as at December 31, 2020 according to Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator, representing more than 1.5 GW of capacity.

Given SA’s population of 1,756,500 (September 2019 – ABS), this breaks down to a very impressive 858 watts of small-scale solar installed per capita, blasting past the national average of 505 watts. Approximately 39.3% of dwellings in South Australia have systems installed, making it second in the country for residential PV installation saturation.

SA’s love affair with solar power shows no signs of slowing – and why would it when the costs of large systems are so low now, thanks in part to Australia’s generous solar subsidy that is still available.

While SA has always had high electricity prices, the reason for this isn’t renewable energy – it’s *why* the state has so much renewable energy.

A 6kW system installed in Adelaide can generate around 25kWh of clean electricity a day on average over a year. That’s significantly more than the average household uses. Any surplus electricity generated can receive a solar feed in tariff in SA – a payment for electricity that is exported to the mains grid.

To achieve this sort of performance  – and do it year after year – aside from having a suitable rooftop you need the right system installed by the right company. 

Other South Australia Solar Information

Recommended Installers In Selected SA Areas

South Australia is a big place and we have installers in our network for just about everywhere in the state – the following pages provide some further info for a couple of major population centers.

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