You know the old saying about Melbourne: “four seasons in one day”. So it’s probably not the first place you think of as being perfect for solar panels. But did you know that as well as being Australia’s coffee capital, we typically get 6-7 peak sun hours during summer?
‘Peak sun hours’ is a measure of how much solar energy is available throughout the day, which your solar system can then turn into electricity. The figure above translates to 4.3 kilowatt hours (kWh) of sunshine per square metre on an average day, which in turn gives you an idea of how much you could save on your power bill.
As a rough estimate, installing a 1kW solar system on a typical Melbourne roof would produce an average of 3.6kWh of electricity per day, and up to 6kWh per day in summer. A 5kW system would give you five times as much: around 18kWh per day on average. So depending on your situation, that could cover most of the electricity you use each day.
And if you add a solar battery to your system, you can take even more advantage of the sunny days. Your solar battery will store any excess electricity you generate for use when it’s not-so-sunny.
The average electricity cost in Victoria is 23.272c/kWh. So if you’re generating 18kWh of electricity each day, you’d save around $125 per month, or over $1,500 each year with solar.
In other words, yes: it’s definitely worth it to install solar panels in your Melbourne home in 2020. Not only will you save money on your power bills, but you’ll also improve the value of your property.
And that’s definitely a win-win situation!
At Natural Solar, we ensure the installation process is super easy for you. All our solar panels, inverters and batteries are Tier 1, which means they’re top quality and will go the distance. We’re Melbourne’s experts in high-quality solar power system installation, so we’ll set your system up right to give your home the best possible benefits.
And our job doesn’t stop there, either. If you ever need help, our accredited solar installers are always there for technical back-up.
Your house and family are unique, so you want a solar system that will suit your individual circumstances. At Natural Solar, we have high-quality solar power systems to suit all requirements and budgets. And you may be able to slash the price even more with rebates from the Victorian Solar Homes Project.
Want to install solar panels on your roof for the first time? Have an existing setup and want to add a solar battery? We’ll find you the optimal solution for your needs.
Our core solar power systems start with solar panels and an inverter (the device that converts the solar energy from the panels into usable electricity). Our experienced team can help you to decide how many solar panels you’ll need, and let you know how much the right system will cost.
Plus, if you want to save even more money, you can sell any extra electricity you produce back to the grid. Or you could add a solar battery to store any extra, unused electricity for later – which means lower power bills, even on those inevitable rainy Melbourne days.
Join the solar revolution: it’s great for both the environment and your wallet. Melbourne City Council was the first Australian capital city council powered by 100% renewable energy, so stop waiting! Get on board now.
These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes a general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on Energy Locals Time of Use Tariff – (TOU – Peak, Off-Peak & Solar Sponge).
The reference price is set by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for a financial year in relation to electricity supply to residential customers in the distribution region and is based on an assumed annual usage amount. Any difference between the reference price and the unconditional price of a plan is expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price. The terms of any conditional discounts are shown, along with any further difference between the reference price and the discount applied if a condition is met, expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price.