Solar Installers In Sydney

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

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  • Client since Feb 2010

    All Green Environmental Solutions

    4.4

    566 reviews

    $6300 – $8640 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2010

    RK Solar And Consulting Services Pty Ltd

    4.4

    366 reviews

    $3900 – $11000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jan 2011

    Solaray Energy Pty Ltd

    4.3

    526 reviews

    $4500 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since May 2012

    Soltek Energy

    4.5

    495 reviews

    $5900 – $10600 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since May 2015

    SolarPro

    4.4

    138 reviews

    $10000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Apr 2011

    GoSolar Newcastle

    4.4

    93 reviews

    $10260 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Jan 2012

    Kuga Electrical

    4.7

    8 reviews

    Not enough data

  • Client since Nov 2012

    Signature Solar Pty Ltd

    4.9

    23 reviews

    $8250 – $9990 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jun 2014

    Captain Green Solar

    4.3

    533 reviews

    $3700 – $8000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since May 2015

    AHE Group Pty Ltd

    4.7

    122 reviews

    $7937 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since May 2015

    Case Statewide Solar

    4.5

    74 reviews

    $4350 – $6400 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Jun 2015

    Aurora Solar

    4.9

    21 reviews

    $5500 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Feb 2010

    All Green Environmental Solutions

    4.4

    566 reviews

    $6300 – $8640 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Apr 2016

    E Smart Solar Pty Ltd

    4.5

    31 reviews

    Not enough data

  • Client since Feb 2015

    Energus Pty Ltd

    4.3

    79 reviews

    $4399 – $6500 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jul 2015

    Beyond Solar

    4.4

    420 reviews

    $4100 – $6800 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Dec 2016

    Quick Fix Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd

    4.7

    33 reviews

    $4200 – $7400 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Apr 2017

    JJA Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd

    4.8

    61 reviews

    $4000 – $6400 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Feb 2010

    All Green Environmental Solutions

    4.4

    566 reviews

    $6300 – $8640 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Sep 2017

    AG Solar Pty Ltd

    4.8

    349 reviews

    $3299 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Apr 2019

    Sunseeker Electrical

    4.5

    5 reviews

    Not enough data

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  • Client since Oct 2017

    Penrith Solar Centre

    4.9

    367 reviews

    $5700 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Oct 2017

    Sungold Solar

    4.7

    123 reviews

    $2700 – $7325 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Oct 2017

    Helioenergy

    4.6

    102 reviews

    $5450 – $8800 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jan 2018

    SunPeople

    4.6

    64 reviews

    $4300 – $6678 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Feb 2018

    Powerix

    0.0

    No reviews yet

    Not enough data

  • Client since Jul 2015

    Beyond Solar

    4.4

    420 reviews

    $4100 – $6800 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jan 2015

    Australian Enviro Projects Pty Ltd

    4.7

    144 reviews

    $5900 – $6900 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Mar 2021

    Interactive Solar Pty Ltd

    4.8

    13 reviews

    $4300 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Aug 2010

    Green Solar Energy

    4.7

    224 reviews

    $3699 – $9000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jul 2020

    SEA Solutions Australia

    4.8

    15 reviews

    $5800 – $9000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2019

    Roland Lawrence Electrical

    5.0

    35 reviews

    $7900 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Oct 2018

    Macarthur Solar

    4.9

    28 reviews

    $5000 – $6350 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Nov 2018

    Solar Fusion Solutions

    4.8

    17 reviews

    Not enough data

  • Client since Feb 2019

    Banana Solar

    4.8

    182 reviews

    $3900 – $11000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since May 2019

    Liberated Energy

    4.9

    43 reviews

    $9500 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jul 2019

    Empire Energy

    4.9

    11 reviews

    $6250 – $7900 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since May 2015

    AHE Group Pty Ltd

    4.7

    122 reviews

    $7937 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Mar 2020

    Perfect Solar Power Pty Ltd

    5.0

    23 reviews

    $8800 – $9550 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Dec 2019

    Solarnova

    4.3

    6 reviews

    $6200 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Jan 2020

    Avery Solar Solutions

    4.9

    20 reviews

    $4300 – $7600 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Jan 2020

    Empire Solar Systems Pty Ltd

    4.9

    37 reviews

    $4400 – $7000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jan 2020

    My Energy Group Pty Ltd

    4.1

    40 reviews

    $2500 – $9990 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Aug 2019

    Clipsal Solar

    4.8

    101 reviews

    $3290 – $9627 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Mar 2021

    Hello Sun

    4.8

    4 reviews

    $4000 – $4820 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Mar 2020

    Smooth Current Electrical Pty Ltd

    4.9

    29 reviews

    $6650 – $9500 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jul 2020

    Sparklife Solar

    4.8

    42 reviews

    $3000 – $6800 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Apr 2018

    Venergy

    4.6

    134 reviews

    $2339 – $12700 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Aug 2019

    Clipsal Solar

    4.8

    101 reviews

    $3290 – $9627 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Aug 2020

    GCR Electrical Services

    4.7

    6 reviews

    $3800 – $5900 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since May 2020

    Top Power Electrical Pty Ltd

    0.0

    No reviews yet

    Not enough data

  • Client since May 2020

    Zeneco Energy Pty Ltd

    5.0

    45 reviews

    $5000 – $7000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since May 2020

    Sydney Air and Solar

    4.9

    44 reviews

    $5500 – $8500 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since May 2020

    GI Energy

    4.7

    101 reviews

    $4500 – $8600 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Jun 2020

    Coast Wide Energy

    5.0

    6 reviews

    $5000 – $5900 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Jun 2020

    Lokic Energy Solutions Pty Ltd

    4.9

    11 reviews

    $6200 – $8100 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Jul 2020

    Solar Share Project Pty Ltd

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Not enough data

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  • Client since Jul 2020

    PTE Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd

    5.0

    43 reviews

    $6003 – $9076 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Oct 2017

    MJ Solar Solutions

    4.6

    161 reviews

    $6500 – $8700 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Oct 2017

    MJ Solar Solutions

    4.6

    161 reviews

    $6500 – $8700 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Mar 2020

    Progress Electrical and Solar Pty Ltd

    4.8

    22 reviews

    $5490 – $8300 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Mar 2020

    Perfect Solar Power Pty Ltd

    5.0

    23 reviews

    $8800 – $9550 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Dec 2017

    Smart Energy Answers

    4.5

    322 reviews

    $4264 – $12000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since May 2020

    GI Energy

    4.7

    101 reviews

    $4500 – $8600 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Apr 2018

    Venergy

    4.6

    134 reviews

    $2339 – $12700 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Aug 2017

    Solenergy Group Pty Ltd

    4.6

    120 reviews

    $4250 – $6000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Feb 2021

    Ultimate Solar Solutions Pty Ltd

    5.0

    4 reviews

    $4000 – $5500 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Dec 2010

    RK Solar And Consulting Services Pty Ltd

    4.4

    366 reviews

    $3900 – $11000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Feb 2021

    Incite Solutions

    0.0

    No reviews yet

    Not enough data

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  • Client since Feb 2010

    All Green Environmental Solutions

    4.4

    566 reviews

    $6300 – $8640 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Feb 2021

    UEX Group

    0.0

    No reviews yet

    Not enough data

  • Client since Jul 2020

    Target Solar

    4.8

    44 reviews

    $3300 – $7500 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Jan 2011

    Solaray Energy Pty Ltd

    4.3

    526 reviews

    $4500 – $10000 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Feb 2021

    Partners in Energy Pty Ltd

    5.0

    5 reviews

    $6000 – $7000 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Aug 2019

    Clipsal Solar

    4.8

    101 reviews

    $3290 – $9627 For a 6.6kW system

  • Client since Mar 2021

    Porter Electrical Pty Ltd

    0.0

    No reviews yet

    Not enough data

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  • Client since Mar 2021

    Charlie Sparks

    4.9

    3 reviews

    $3025 – $3500 For a 6.6kW system

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  • Client since Apr 2021

    Symmetry Solar

    0.0

    No reviews yet

    Not enough data

  • Client since Apr 2021

    Natrix Solar

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Not enough data

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  • Client since May 2021

    Mako Solar Pty Ltd

    0.0

    No reviews yet

    Not enough data

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Sydney Climate

Sydney’s climate is quite pleasant. Summers are warm with an average high of 25.9°C in January, while winters are mildly cool with an average low of 8.1°C in July. Rainfall is fairly constant through the year and usually sufficient to keep the city looking green. However, Sydney’s climate may be growing drier as a result of global warming.

Sydney Solar Energy Potential

In Sydney, solar panels on a typical north facing roof will receive an average amount of sunlight energy equal to about 4.8 hours of full noon sunshine a day. While this is less than the state capitals of Perth, Brisbane, and Adelaide, Sydney still beats Melbourne and Hobart when it comes to insolation.

A new 5 kilowatt solar system on a north facing roof in Sydney could be expected to produce an average of around 19.4 kilowatt-hours a day or 7,070 kilowatt-hours a year.

To give you a feel for the variation in solar energy produced throughout Sydney’s seasons, this graph shows how many kWh you can expect per day, per kW installed on your roof for each month. (North facing panels, 34 degrees form horizontal)

sydney kWh per month

Sydney Solar Panel Tilt

The best angle to install solar panels is the angle your roof is already at. While it is possible to use frames that alter the tilt of the panels, unless there are special circumstances, these are not worth it these days, as it is generally cheaper and easier to just install extra panels.

The majority of roofs in Australia have a pitch of either 15 or 22.5 degrees. But Sydney also has many homes with steeper roofs of 30 degrees or more. There is very little difference in output over a year between a shallow 15 degree roof and a steep 45 degree roof. Shallow roofs provide a mild advantage to households that have high summer air conditioning demand, while steeper roofs provide a mild advantage to those who use more electricity on winter days. Compared to panels on a shallow 15 degree roof, those on a steep 45 degree roof will produce around 18% less electricity in Sydney in January and 22% more in July. .

How Solar Panel Direction Affects Output In Sydney

North facing solar panels in Sydney will produce the most electricity, but placing modules facing east or west can certainly be worthwhile, especially if they increase a household’s self consumption of solar electricity.

Panels facing directly east or west will produce almost 20% less electricity than north facing panels over a year. East facing solar panels in Sydney will produce more electricity in the morning, while west facing ones produce more in the afternoon. East facing panels will produce slightly more electricity than west facing ones because mornings are cooler than afternoons and heat reduces the efficiency at which solar panels operate.

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

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

  Flat 10° 20° 30° 40° 50° 60° 70° 80° Vertical
N 87% 94% 98% 100% 99% 97% 91% 84% 75% 64%
NNE 87% 93% 97% 99% 98% 95% 90% 83% 74% 64%
NE 87% 92% 95% 95% 94% 90% 85% 78% 70% 62%
ENE 87% 89% 90% 89% 86% 82% 77% 71% 64% 57%
E 87% 87% 86% 82% 79% 74% 69% 64% 58% 52%
ESE 87% 85% 81% 77% 71% 66% 61% 55% 50% 44%
SE 87% 83% 77% 69% 63% 56% 49% 44% 39% 36%
SSE 87% 81% 73% 65% 56% 48% 41% 35% 31% 28%
S 87% 81% 73% 63% 54% 46% 39% 33% 28% 26%
SSW 87% 81% 74% 65% 56% 48% 41% 35% 31% 28%
SW 87% 82% 77% 70% 63% 56% 50% 45% 39% 35%
WSW 87% 85% 82% 77% 72% 67% 62% 56% 51% 45%
W 87% 87% 86% 84% 80% 76% 71% 65% 59% 53%
WNW 87% 89% 90% 89% 87% 83% 78% 72% 66% 59%
NW 87% 91% 94% 95% 94% 90% 86% 79% 71% 62%
NNW 87% 94% 97% 99% 98% 96% 90% 84% 75% 65%

The Rooftop Solar Application Process In Sydney

I strongly recommend having your installer guide you through the application process for rooftop PV. In some areas network operators request that you contact them first, but that does not appear to be the case in Sydney.

Electricity Network Operators In Sydney

Sydney has two Network Operators, Ausgrid and Endeavor, that are responsible for the distribution of grid electricity to homes and business.

The Endeavor Network area is comprised of the western suburbs which include Hawkesbury, Baulkham Hills, Parramatta, Fairfield, Liverpool, and Campbelltown. The Ausgrid Network area consists of all parts of Sydney east of these suburbs.

Maximum Solar System Size In Sydney

Sydney households in the Ausgrid service area on single phase power can install up to a 10kW inverter, while in the Endeavour network area there is a 5kW inverter limit.

This means it is possible for a home in the Ausgrid are with single phase power to have 10 or more kilowatts of solar panels provided a system's inverter is under 10 kilowatts. For Endeavour area homes, more than 5kW of panels can be installed as long as the inverter isn't rated over 5kW capacity.

Households with 3 phase power have a 30 kW inverter limit in both areas, but council permission will be required to install more than 10 kilowatts.

Ten kilowatts of solar panels covers a considerable amount of roof space. If they are 20% efficient they will take up 50 square meters. While solar panels don’t necessarily have to all be located together, many people will still have difficulty finding enough room on their roof for 10 or more kilowatts.

Sydney Electricity Usage

A Sydney household of 3 people without a gas connection will use an average of around 6,940 kilowatt-hours a year. The average Sydney home uses 34% more electricity in winter than summer.

Sydney Electricity Prices

Sydney’s electricity prices are moderate to low by Australian standards. Including GST, grid electricity averages around 22 cents a kilowatt-hour with a typical daily supply charge of around 73 cents. A Sydney household without a rooftop solar power system that uses 6,940 kilowatt-hours and has a plan that gives them a 10% discount would pay around $1,610 a year.

Solar Feed-In Tariffs In Sydney

Feed-in tariffs are a payment for surplus electricity produced by rooftop solar panels that isn’t used by the household or business but is instead sent into the grid. In Sydney and across NSW, the feed-in tariffs available depend on what is offered by electricity retailers. Feed-in tariffs, in cents per kilowatt-hour, offered by retailers as at early 2021 range from nothing up to 22 cents.

Just which is the best plan to use depends upon individual circumstances. Electricity retailer plans can be compared using SolarQuotes’ electricity price comparison tool.

Savings From Rooftop Solar

A Sydney family that installs three kilowatts of north facing rooftop PV and self consumes half of the electricity it produces and has a 6 cent feed-in tariff can expect to reduce their electricity bills by around $550 a year. All else equal, with a 10 cent feed-in tariff they could expect to save around $640. Note however, as electricity plans differ in their details, all else may not be equal.

Getting The Most Out Of Your Rooftop Solar Panels In Sydney

For households with higher electricity demand in the mornings and afternoons than the middle of the day, an east-west split of rooftop solar panels can be an effective way to increase self consumption of solar electricity.

From around the 15th of December to the 30th of January, thanks to daylight savings time, the sun doesn’t set until after 8:00 pm in Sydney. This is useful for powering air conditioners in the late afternoon with solar electricity, especially when using west or north-west facing panels.

Sydney’s leafiest suburbs, Pittwater, Warringah and Ku-ring-gai have over 50% tree cover and are the most likely locations where trees will shade roofs for a portion of the day, especially in winter when shadows are longer. The use of microinverters or DC optimisers can help limit the loss of solar panel output caused by shading.

Getting The Most Out Of What Is Often Called The Solar Rebate

Many Sydney households and business can benefit from solar installations where the solar panels have a total capacity greater than that of their inverter. This will result in some loss of output from the solar panels when the sky is clear and the sun is high in the sky, but will cause greater output when the sun is low or skies are overcast. This results in a smoother production of solar electricity through the day which can help increase a household’s self consumption, which is very useful for improving the economic payback of rooftop solar power.

A rooftop solar system’s total panel capacity can be up to one third larger than the size of its inverter and still receive the full amount of STCs which lower the cost of installing solar power. This reduction is often referred to as the solar rebate. Technically it’s not a rebate, but many people don’t care and call it that anyway. The solar rebate will be reduced on the first of January each year until it ends in 2030, so the earlier a system is installed, the greater the rebate that will be received.

In the Ausgrid network area in Sydney, the maximum system size allowed is determined by size of the inverter which must be less than 5 kilowatts for a home with single phase power. However, the total capacity of the solar panels can exceed this and be 5 kilowatts or greater. So a 4.2 kilowatt inverter could be installed with 5.6 kilowatts of solar panels.

In Sydney’s Endeavor network area, the maximum system size allowed is determined by the size of the inverter and the total capacity of the solar panels for homes with single phase power. This means that a 4.2 kilowatt inverter could not have more than 4.99 kilowatts of solar panels. If 250 watt solar panels were being used then a maximum of 4.75 kilowatts of panels could be installed.

Upgrading Electricity Meters For Solar Power

An import/export electricity meter will need to be installed when rooftop solar power is added to a home in Sydney. This is handled by your electricity retailer

If you have an older switchboard with fuses rather than circuit breakers this will need to be upgraded. This could potentially cost $1,400 or more.

Solar Uptake

NSW has more than 568,000 small scale solar power installations, but the state considerably behind SA, QLD, and WA in solar installations per person.

Rooftop Solar And Emissions

Solar electricity generated in Sydney will mostly displace black coal generation in NSW, along with a smaller amount of natural gas generation. This makes rooftop solar power in Sydney very effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Long Distance Transmission To Sydney

The high voltage, long distance transmission lines that deliver grid electricity to Sydney are managed by Transgrid. Starting on the 16th of December 2015, in return for $10.258 billion, Transgrid is being leased for 99 years by a consortium called NSW Electricity Networks.