Recommended Solar Installers In Adelaide

Below are solar installers in the SolarQuotes network who serve Adelaide, in South Australia. Other useful information about installing solar panels in Adelaide is below the list.

To get quotes from these reputable Adelaide installers, select up to 3 businesses and then hit 'Get Quotes From Selected Companies'.

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  • Client since Jun 2009

    Adelaide Solar Systems And Solahart Mile End

    4.3

    107 reviews

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    226 Grange Rd, Flinders Park SA 5025. View on map

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  • Client since Jun 2009

    Solar Wholesalers

    4.7

    838 reviews

    $4950 – $7300 For a 6.6kW system

    22 Secker Rd, Mount Barker SA 5251. View on map

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  • Client since Dec 2010

    Solaworx

    4.5

    178 reviews

    $4600 – $9000 For a 6.6kW system

    7/173 Port Road Aldinga, SA, Australia 5173. View on map

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  • Client since Jan 2011

    Living Energy Solutions

    4.4

    79 reviews

    $5400 – $8400 For a 6.6kW system

    U 14/22 Ware St, Thebarton SA 5031. View on map

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  • Client since Feb 2019

    Adelaide SolarSafe

    4.8

    33 reviews

    $6800 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

    Shop 2 / 296 Brighton Rd, North Brighton, SA 5048. View on map

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  • Client since Feb 2019

    Renewable Energy Australia Pty Ltd

    4.6

    15 reviews

    $5500 – $10450 For a 6.6kW system

    21B Sydenham Rd, Norwood SA 5067. View on map

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  • Client since Jul 2020

    Yorke Solar SA Pty Ltd

    5.0

    3 reviews

    $5600 – $6400 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Mar 2017

    Clayton Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd

    4.7

    117 reviews

    $5200 – $7500 For a 6.6kW system

    Adelaide SA. View on map

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  • Client since Mar 2012

    Goliath Solar and Electrical

    4.8

    784 reviews

    $5000 – $8250 For a 6.6kW system

    Unit 4/373 Cross Rd Edwardstown SA 5039. View on map

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  • Client since Apr 2012

    My Energy Engineering

    4.8

    42 reviews

    $4800 – $6000 For a 6.6kW system

    17A Meyer Road, Lonsdale SA 5160. View on map

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  • Client since Aug 2017

    EnergySA

    4.7

    68 reviews

    $4300 – $9500 For a 6.6kW system

    3 Godfrey St, Darlington SA 5047. View on map

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  • Client since Jun 2009

    Solar Wholesalers

    4.7

    838 reviews

    $4950 – $7300 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Dec 2014

    Ekonomix Solar Solutions and Ekonomix Sapphire Coast

    4.4

    25 reviews

    $10500 For a 6.6kW system

    6A Daws Rd, Ascot Park SA 5043. View on map

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  • Client since Apr 2015

    NRG Solar - National Renewable Group

    4.5

    242 reviews

    $4700 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

    406 South Road, Richmond SA 5033. View on map

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  • Client since May 2015

    Energy Buster

    4.6

    49 reviews

    $4000 – $7000 For a 6.6kW system

    Level 1, 46 Magill Road NORWOOD SA 5067. View on map

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  • Client since Dec 2014

    Ekonomix Solar Solutions and Ekonomix Sapphire Coast

    4.4

    25 reviews

    $10500 For a 6.6kW system

    6A Daws Rd, Ascot Park SA 5043. View on map

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  • Client since Dec 2014

    Ekonomix Solar Solutions and Ekonomix Sapphire Coast

    4.4

    25 reviews

    $10500 For a 6.6kW system

    6A Daws Rd, Ascot Park SA 5043. View on map

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  • Client since Oct 2016

    Class A Energy Solutions

    4.5

    120 reviews

    $4596 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

    11/311 Glen Osmond Rd, Glenunga SA 5064. View on map

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  • Client since Oct 2016

    Class A Energy Solutions

    4.5

    120 reviews

    $4596 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

    11/311 Glen Osmond Rd, Glenunga SA 5064. View on map

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  • Client since Mar 2019

    EcoSmart Energy Group

    4.8

    113 reviews

    $3500 – $7570 For a 6.6kW system

    3/277/281 Sir Donald Bradman Dr, Cowandilla SA 5033. View on map

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  • Client since Feb 2017

    Kozco Energy Group

    4.8

    189 reviews

    $4790 – $11000 For a 6.6kW system

    52 Days Road Croydon Park 5008. View on map

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  • Client since Aug 2018

    Dan the Solar Man

    4.8

    84 reviews

    $2200 – $8600 For a 6.6kW system

    85 Esmond Road, Port Pirie SA 5540. View on map

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  • Client since Apr 2017

    Generate Energy

    4.7

    122 reviews

    $7000 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

    23 Ween Road, Pooraka 5095. View on map

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  • Client since Feb 2017

    Kozco Energy Group

    4.8

    189 reviews

    $4790 – $11000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Sep 2017

    Track Energy

    4.5

    40 reviews

    $4600 For a 6.6kW system

    1242 North East Road, St Agnes SA 5097. View on map

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  • Client since Apr 2018

    DQ Electrical Pty Ltd

    4.8

    310 reviews

    $4000 – $12100 For a 6.6kW system

    24/28 Port Wakefield Rd, Gepps Cross SA 5094. View on map

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  • Client since Aug 2018

    Dan the Solar Man

    4.8

    84 reviews

    $2200 – $8600 For a 6.6kW system

    85 Esmond Road, Port Pirie SA 5540. View on map

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  • Client since Aug 2018

    Dan the Solar Man

    4.8

    84 reviews

    $2200 – $8600 For a 6.6kW system

    85 Esmond Road, Port Pirie SA 5540. View on map

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  • Client since Apr 2018

    Venergy

    4.6

    115 reviews

    $3800 – $12700 For a 6.6kW system

    664 South Rd, Glandore SA 5037. View on map

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  • Client since Nov 2019

    Exceed Solar

    5.0

    24 reviews

    $2229 – $7150 For a 6.6kW system

    121B Tapleys Hill Road HENDON SA 5014. View on map

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  • Client since Oct 2020

    24/7 Solar and Battery

    0.0

    No reviews yet

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    Adelaide SA. View on map

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  • Client since Aug 2019

    Clipsal Solar

    4.8

    65 reviews

    $4595 – $9627 For a 6.6kW system

    6 Middlemiss Street, Lavender Bay, NSW 2060. View on map

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  • Client since Jan 2020

    Sparkwire Solar

    4.9

    20 reviews

    $4050 – $6500 For a 6.6kW system

    Unit 4/19 Cross Street, Lockleys SA 5032. View on map

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  • Client since Jan 2020

    SOLARLAB Pty Ltd

    4.8

    9 reviews

    $4830 – $5900 For a 6.6kW system

    3-5 Walsh Avenue, St Marys SA 5042. View on map

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  • Client since Feb 2020

    Alectric SA Pty Ltd

    5.0

    4 reviews

    $5250 – $9000 For a 6.6kW system

    West Lakes Shore SA 5020. View on map

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  • Client since Sep 2015

    SEM Group

    4.7

    261 reviews

    $4600 – $11750 For a 6.6kW system

    24 Taminga St, Regency Park SA 5010. View on map

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  • Client since Aug 2019

    Clipsal Solar

    4.8

    65 reviews

    $4595 – $9627 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jun 2020

    Matrix Solar Solutions Pty Ltd

    4.4

    8 reviews

    $4700 – $5200 For a 6.6kW system

    40b Woodlands Terrace, Edwardstown SA 5039. View on map

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  • Client since Jul 2020

    Wescombe Electrical

    5.0

    4 reviews

    $6000 For a 6.6kW system

    Cheltenham SA. View on map

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  • Client since Oct 2020

    Voltech Electrical and Data Services

    0.0

    No reviews yet

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    Adelaide SA. View on map

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  • Client since Nov 2020

    Thoroughtec Pty Ltd

    5.0

    6 reviews

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    Flagstaff Hill, SA. View on map

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  • Client since Nov 2020

    Testar Energy Solutions Pty Ltd

    5.0

    2 reviews

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    Malvern, SA. View on map

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Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot with an average high of 29.4°C in February and winters are cold with an average low of 7.5°C in July.

Adelaide Solar Energy Potential

After Perth and Brisbane, Adelaide is Australia’s third sunniest state capital and solar panels on a typical north facing roof will receive an average amount of sunlight energy equal to 5.0 hours of full noon sunshine a day. A good quality 6 kilowatt solar system with panels installed on a north facing roof in Adelaide could generate an average of around 30 kilowatt-hours a day; or 19,950 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.

As a general indication of solar energy produced throughout Adelaide’s seasons, the following graph demonstrates kilowatt-hours of electricity generation you can expect daily, per kW of solar panels installed on your roof for each month. (North facing solar panels, 35 degrees from horizontal)

adelaide kWh per month

Adelaide Roofs And Solar Panel Tilt

The angle of your roof is likely the best angle to install solar panels in Adelaide. The reason for this is while you can use frames to provide what would be considered the optimum angle, the cost and complication simply isn’t worth it in most circumstances – and often special permission will need to be gained from your local Council to use frames.

Bear in mind there is very little difference in output over a year between a shallow 15 degree roof and a steep 45 degree roof. While shallow roofs offer a small advantage to households with high summer air conditioning demand, steeper rooftops provide a mild advantage to those who consumer more power during winter. A 45 degree roof will generate around 9% less electricity in January and 20% more in July.

How Solar Panel Direction Affects Output In Adelaide

North facing solar panels will generate the most electricity in Adelaide, but installing solar panels with an east or west orientation is worth considering if this will increase the household’s consumption of solar electricity.

Panels oriented east or west in Adelaide will generate almost 20% less electricity than north facing panels over the period of a year. East facing solar panels maximise electricity generation in the morning, while west facing modules produce more in the afternoon. East will have an edge over west as mornings are cooler – heat reduces the conversion efficiency of solar panels.

Panels facing north-east or north-west will generate approximately about 5% less electricity than north facing panels.

This table shows you how a combination of roof direction and tilt will affect your solar power output in Adelaide. It indicates the energy yield for your chosen panel orientation relative to the optimum orientation for Adelaide; which is north facing and 35 degrees.

  Flat 10° 20° 30° 40° 50° 60° 70° 80° Vertical
N 87% 94% 98% 100% 99% 96% 91% 83% 74% 63%
NNE 87% 94% 97% 99% 98% 94% 89% 82% 73% 63%
NE 87% 92% 94% 94% 93% 90% 84% 77% 70% 61%
ENE 87% 89% 90% 88% 85% 81% 76% 70% 63% 56%
E 87% 87% 85% 82% 78% 74% 69% 63% 57% 50%
ESE 87% 85% 81% 76% 71% 65% 60% 54% 49% 44%
SE 87% 83% 77% 70% 62% 55% 49% 44% 39% 35%
SSE 87% 81% 74% 65% 56% 48% 40% 34% 30% 27%
S 87% 81% 74% 64% 55% 47% 39% 32% 27% 25%
SSW 87% 82% 75% 66% 57% 49% 41% 35% 31% 28%
SW 87% 83% 77% 72% 64% 57% 51% 45% 40% 36%
WSW 87% 86% 83% 78% 74% 68% 63% 57% 51% 46%
W 87% 88% 87% 84% 81% 76% 72% 66% 59% 53%
WNW 87% 90% 91% 90% 88% 84% 79% 73% 66% 59%
NW 87% 92% 95% 96% 95% 91% 86% 80% 72% 63%
NNW 87% 94% 98% 100% 99% 96% 90% 83% 74% 64%

 

Maximum Solar System Size In Adelaide

Adelaide households can install up to 5 kilowatts if they have single phase power or 30 kilowatts if they have 3 phase power. If you wish to install a system size greater than 10kW, Council permission will be required. These maximums are determined by inverter size, not the total capacity of the solar panels, so Adelaide households can install solar panels with a total capacity greater than the size of their inverter if they wish. This is called oversizing and is a quite common practice these days – in fact, it’s recommended and is explained in more detail below. Households can also install an inverter larger than 5kW, if it is export limited to 5kW.

The Application Process In Adelaide

In South Australia the connection of homes and businesses to the grid is managed by SA Power Networks. It’s a fairly simple process to have your solar power system connected to the mains grid, with your solar installer doing much of the work in terms of paperwork. You can learn more about grid connection in South Australia here.

Special Adelaide City Rooftop Solar And Battery Storage Rebates

Adelaide City Council’s Sustainable City Incentives Scheme offers a rebate of 20% for installation of solar panels in the Central Business District and North Adelaide. In addition, energy storage systems in that area connected to rooftop solar power are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the installed cost up to a maximum of $5,000.

Adelaide Electricity Usage

Households in Adelaide use less electricity than any other capital city in Australia, with an average consumption of around 6,080 kilowatt-hours a year for a 3 person household that doesn’t use gas. Residential electricity use averages 20% higher in winter than summer.

Adelaide Electricity Prices

South Australia has the highest retail electricity prices of any Australian state. Costs vary plan to plan and it’s a wise idea to compare what each electricity retailer is offering. You can compare electricity retailer plans including solar feed in tariff information using SolarQuotes’ electricity plan comparison tool. With the tool, you can enter your bill details and it will estimate how much various retailers would have charged for the same usage; plus provides current information on the feed-in tariffs they offer.

Savings From Rooftop Solar Panels In Adelaide

An Adelaide family that installs 6.6kW of north facing rooftop solar power and self consumes 40% it produces, with an 8 cent feed-in tariff (and there are better offers available) can expect to reduce their electricity bills by around $1,820 a year.

All else equal, with a 12 cent feed-in tariff a household could expect to save around $2,093.

Self Consumption Of Solar Electricity

Because the feed-in tariff households receive for sending excess solar electricity into the grid is much less than the cost of buying electricity from the mains grid, maximizing solar electricity self consumption boosts the economic benefit of a rooftop solar installation.

While this is a far easier task for people who spend the day at home, even those who aren’t at home for much of the day can maximise self consumption of solar electricity by setting appliances such as dishwashers, hot water systems, and pool pumps to operate during the day. Additionally, setting an air conditioner to cool the house during the day before arriving home on summer evenings can also be very useful.

Getting The Most Out Of Rooftop Solar Power In Adelaide

High air conditioner use on hot summer afternoons and heating on cold winter mornings mean an east-west split of rooftop solar panels can be a very good way for many Adelaide households to increase self consumption of solar electricity.

Adelaide’s southerly location combined with daylight savings means the sun doesn’t set until 8:30 pm or later for over 4 weeks in the middle of summer, which is useful for powering air conditioners in the late afternoon with solar electricity, especially when using west or north-west facing solar panels.

Adelaide’s leafy suburbs such as Wayville have many established old trees and the highest chance of roofs that suffer from shading, especially in winter when shadows are longer. The use of microinverters or DC optimisers can assist in minimising the loss of solar panel output attributed to shading.

Because Adelaide’s air tends to be dustier than most state capitals’ and the summers are often low in rainfall, cleaning panels may result in a slightly higher increase in output than in most cities.

Getting The Most Out Of The Solar Rebate

Households and businesses in Adelaide can benefit from rooftop solar installations where the solar panels have a collective capacity greater than that of their inverter – this is called oversizing. While this will result in some reduction of output from the solar panels when the sky is clear and the sun is high in the sky, greater output will be achieved when the sun is low or in situations of overcast skies. This translates to smoother production of solar electricity through the day; with the potential for increasing self consumption and subsequently improving the payback period of a rooftop solar power installation.

A rooftop PV system’s total solar panel capacity can be up to thirty-three percent more than the rated capacity of its inverter or inverters and still receive the full number of STCs as part of the solar rebate. STCs can reduce the up-front cost of going solar in Adelaide by thousands of dollars.

The current solar rebate is reduced on the first of January each year until it ends in 2030, so the earlier solar panels are installed, the greater the subsidy available – however, the value of STC’s are also subject to market forces.

Upgrading Electricity Meters For Solar Power

A suitable import/export electricity meter will also need to be installed along with the solar power system, which will need to be carried out by your electricity retailer.

South Australia Solar Power Uptake

South Australia has seen more than 294,000 solar panel installations to date, which are mostly found in and around Adelaide. Currently, South Australia is second in the nation for the number of installations per person.

Solar Power As Part Of The Energy Mix In South Australia

Rooftop solar power systems provide approximately 9% of the state’s total electricity consumption and at times of high sunshine and low demand has provided up to 77%. Within the next decade, rooftop solar panels are expected to meet all demand at times.

Rooftop Solar Panels And Emissions

South Australia has the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per person of any mainland state. Coal power has been eliminated and it is the state with the most wind power capacity. Wind power and rooftop solar panels generate electricity equal to more than 50% of the state’s consumption.

Electricity produced by new rooftop solar installations in Adelaide will mostly displace electricity generated by natural gas. Because gas power stations produce less carbon dioxide and other dangerous emissions than coal power stations, new rooftop solar power is likely to be of less immediate environmental benefit than in other mainland states. However, because South Australia often imports electricity generated by extremely CO2 intensive brown coal power stations in Victoria, new rooftop solar power will also cut coal use in addition to natural gas. South Australia also occasionally exports electricity to Victoria during the day, which cuts their coal use. As South Australia’s rooftop solar panel capacity grows, more electricity will be exported to Victoria during the day and so the environmental benefit of rooftop solar installations in South Australia is likely to increase over time.

The Electricity Grid In Adelaide

Power stations in South Australia are privately owned. High voltage, long distance transmission is managed by ElectraNet and the low voltage distribution of electricity to homes and businesses is handled by SA Power Networks.

Due to a lack of suitable timber, South Australia uses 720,000 steel and concrete stobie poles to support 200,000 kilometers of power lines. The electricity grid serves 850,000 households and businesses and covers 178,000 square kilometers which is 18% of the state.