Solar quote Camp Hill QLD

Hi there,
Attached are two quotes. Camp hill, QLD 4152. North/west facing, no shade. 2 tiered roof. I’m looking for premium products with solid reputation. Quoted by Alinta.

13.32 kW Solar System $20,983.00 $20,983.00
Powerwave Twin Power PW-370-BMB (370W) 36 (incl.)
Sungrow Power Residential SG10RT (10kW) 1 (incl.)
Network pre-approval, Installation & labour (incl.)
Double story 1 $200.00 $200.00
Inverter cover $280.00 $280.00
Subtotal incl. GST $21,463.00
Included GST $1,951.18
184 STCs 6 × $37.00 −$6,808.00
Total incl. GST $14,655.00

9.99 kW Solar System $16,901.00 $16,901.00
Powerwave Twin Power PW-370-BMB (370W) 27 (incl.)
Sungrow Power Residential SG10RT (10kW) 1 (incl.)
Network pre-approval, Installation & labour (incl.)
Double story 1 $200.00 $200.00
Inverter cover 1 $280.00 $280.00
Subtotal incl. GST $17,381.00
Included GST $1,580.09
138 STCs 6 × $37.00 −$5,106.00
Total incl. GST $12,275.00

Hi @BenB

For a 10kW system with mid range products, which I think that is what you’ve been quoted, this is what our solar calculator estimates you might pay. That’s just a rough estimate, and 2 story roof does cost more for eg. You may not be able to get a better deal because of the particular circumstances at your property, but I reckon it worth getting another quote.

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In terms of the size, what are you weighing up? You can use the Solar Calculator :point_up: to enter your consumption, and that will help you work out what size is best in terms of cutting your bill, fastest payback etc.

Hope that helps.

Cheers
Marty

Thank you.
Moved into a new house, so not clear on cost yet. Previous bills in 2 bed apartment have been between 350-500, so I guess we use a bit more than average. New house is 5 bed, 2 story and approx 250m2 of living area. We have a pool pump, ducted aircon and will be getting induction cooktop.

Hi Ben, Based on what you said you are looking for, I’d stay well clear of that. Sungrow are about as cheap an inverter as you can get and Powerwave according to my last check, don’t make the Tier 1 list. SMA, Fronius and SolarEdge are commonly recognized as the best inverters. I like SolarEdge because they are optimised which gives performance advantages and they have the longest warranty. SolarQuotes have a lot good info on their web

FYI: Tier 1 is marketing spin, Tier-1 has NOTHING to do with the Quality of ANY Solar Panels, in fact it is a Banking term used to categorise the financial position of the Company !

Tongue in Cheek,
I am somewhat disappointed with the size of the Rooftop Solar Arrays being installed in Australia.
Especially with the Bureaucrats saying Solar Owners may be Charged for Exporting energy during the Peak periods!

Theirs LOT better avenue to eliminate a $400 Power bill, that’s around 13~15kWh Consumption per Day.

If you can did a foundation hole in a clear area, a 4x 440W panel Dual Axis-solar Tracker will Generate 17kWh Energy per Day peak, total Kit cost inc. panels is $5k, then purchase 20kWh Energy Storage for $9k =Total $14k.

Not for everyone, but with that System you become Instantly Totally Power Independent for the next 30+ years minimum, excluding equipment failures.

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Some more quotes:
Solar panel 34 × 325W REC Solar TwinPeak 2 Mono Series - REC325TP2M, 1675 mm × 997 mm · Monocrystalline · Datasheet
Inverter 1 × Fronius Symo 10.0-3-M · 10000 W
11.05 kW Solar System $15,918.00 $15,918.00
3 x RCBO’s for switchboard space (incl.)
1 x inverter shade cover (incl.)
6 x tigo optimisers (incl.)
Subtotal incl. GST $15,918.00
Included GST $1,447.09
152 STCs 6 × $34.00 −$5,168.00
Total incl. GST $10,750.00

Solar panel
30 × 390W Hyundai Green Energy VG Series - HiE-S390VG 1719 mm × 1140 mm · Monocrystalline ·
Inverter 1 × Fronius Symo 10.0-3-M · 10000 W
3 phase · 98% max efficiency ·
11.7 kW Solar System $16,974.00 $16,974.00
3 x Additional RCBO’s for switchboard space (incl.)
Inverter Shade Cover (incl.)
6 x Tigo Shade Optimisers (incl.)
Subtotal incl. GST $16,974.00
Included GST $1,543.09
161 STCs 6 × $34.00 −$5,474.00
Total incl. GST $11,500.00

10 kW Solar System
Hyundai Green Energy VG Series 400 Watt shingled panels: 25 years defect and production warranties
Fronius Symo 10KW 3-phase inverter - 10 years full warranty as we are Fronius Solutions Partners
Fronius Consumption meter
Rack and rails
Clean Energy Council-approved installation and commissioning (10 years workmanship) Shade box for inverter
Total incl. GST $9,998.00

13.2 kW Solar System
Hyundai Green Energy VG Series 400 Watt shingled panels: 25 years defect and production warranties
Fronius Symo 10KW 3-phase inverter - 10 years full warranty as we are Fronius Solutions Partners
Fronius Consumption meter
Rack and rails
Clean Energy Council-approved installation and commissioning (10 years workmanship) Shade box for inverter
Tigo Optimisers for 8 panels on lower west side
Total incl. GST $12,197.00

Nice, they both look good.

I’d focus on which company I’d prefer to work with and run with that.

Thanks, Hyundai good panels?

Yeah Hyundai are fine. We don’t have a review on them yet, but they make our top 10 “value” panel list:

Last few thank you. Thinking a more high end panel.

10kW Fronius Symo (3 phase) - 10 Year Warranty
Inverter Installed Less Than 2m (cable length) From Switchboard
Fronius Complete 10 Year Service Partner Warranty (Parts & Labour)
10.14 kW - 26 Q Peak Duo G9+ - 390W - Solar Panel - 25/25 Year Warranty Radiant Rail for 26 Panels - Tile Roof - 10 Year Warranty
Installation Materials - 10 Year Workmanship Warranty
Split Array
Fronius Inverter Shield - 2020 Model - 10kW to 20kW Inverters
Three Phase Fronius CT Smart Meter & Associated Switch Board Work EOFY Special - Free Fronius Smart Meter - $400 Discount Applied Below Flat Tile Charge - Per Panel
Pre-Install Site Inspection
Relocate TV Antenna/Satellite Dish
Additional Labour
CEC Accredited Electrician & Team
$11 460.00

15kW Fronius Symo (3 phase) - 10 Year Warranty
Inverter Installed Less Than 2m (cable length) From Switchboard
Fronius Complete 10 Year Service Partner Warranty (Parts & Labour)
12.87 kW - 33 Q Peak Duo G9+ - 390W - Solar Panel - 25/25 Year Warranty Radiant Rail for 33 Panels - Tile Roof - 10 Year Warranty
Installation Materials - 10 Year Workmanship Warranty
Split Array
Three Phase Fronius CT Smart Meter & Associated Switch Board Work EOFY Special - Free Fronius Smart Meter - $400 Discount Applied Below Fronius Inverter Shield - 2020 Model - 10kW to 20kW Inverters
Flat Tile Charge - Per Panel
Pre-Install Site Inspection
Relocate TV Antenna/Satellite Dish
CEC Accredited Electrician & Team
$16 120.00

10kW Fronius Symo (3 phase) - 10 Year Warranty
Inverter Installed Less Than 2m (cable length) From Switchboard
Fronius Complete 10 Year Service Partner Warranty (Parts & Labour) 12.64 kW - 32 Sunpower Maxeon 3 395W Panels - 25/25 Year Warranty Radiant Rail for 32 Panels - Tile Roof - 10 Year Warranty
Installation Materials - 10 Year Workmanship Warranty
Split Array
Three Phase Fronius CT Smart Meter & Associated Switch Board Work EOFY Special - Free Fronius Smart Meter - $400 Discount Applied Below Fronius Inverter Shield - 2020 Model - 10kW to 20kW Inverters
Flat Tile Charge - Per Panel
Pre-Install Site Inspection
Relocate TV Antenna/Satellite Dish
CEC Accredited Electrician & Team
$16 560.00

Hi @BenB

I’d go the Sunpower Maxeon here. Not sure why they are offering a 15kW inverter in that second option, seems a bit random? 10kW should be fine.

Hope that helps.

Cheers
Marty