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Solar4Ever Pricing Guide- September 2017

We are rarely the cheapest. The race to the bottom has seen 70% of Perth solar companies fold (including one of the oldest operators, A Woman's Spark in August 2017). Here's why Solar4Ever customers often pay a few dollars more.

We don't cut corners on installation. Not just the correctly sized and quality cable and breakers, but more importantly, our solar electrician, the designer and installer of your system, is going to be at your home from start to finish, on the roof, at the inverter and switchboard ensuring everything is done 100% correctly. Paying peanuts isn't the answer for a lifelong, high voltage electrical installation and neither is having the solar electrician rushing from job to job trying to supervise his unqualified roof monkeys.

Secondly, we offer a lifetime service, providing you with reports every three months on how your system is going. If a fault develops, we'll spot it. We've been doing this for many years. Ask any other solar company for proof that they monitor their customer installations, every 3 months for life, for free. One or two of the good ones might, but the rest will fob you off with an answer saying they don't need to because the inverter or software tells you all you need to know. Nonsense. They forget about you as soon as you've paid their bill.

Solar Panels
We only install genuine Tier 1 brands...

These range in price from $0.75 to $1.68 per Watt e.g. 5kW ranges from $3,750 to $8,400.

Sunpower, LG, Q.Cells, Canadian, ET, GCL, Jinko, REC, Trina, Longi, JA Solar, Talesun. If you are new to solar, then none of these names are likely to mean anything to you, but they are the largest and best manufacturers in the World.

Whilst it's a provable fact that an installation of any of these quality panels, irrespective of brand, price or technology, will make the same power each year from a same sized installation as any other, give or take a couple of percent, there are still other reasons to choose one panel brand, or model within that brand.

We discuss it here in much more detail.

Contrary to popular belief, there is a VERY substantial "rebate" on the price you pay for your solar installation. The more panel power you put up on your roof, the more discount you get.

Inverters

The best 'string' inverter brand for a combination of quality, output, warranty, track record and reporting via WIFI is Fronius. Made in Austria, these are the best, and also the most expensive. See prices below

Next best is a flip of the coin between the newly Chinese made SMA inverter and the always Chinese made Goodwe. Both are very well made with a long track record for quality and good WIFI reporting. SMA are similar priced to Fronius and Goodwe dangle the price carrot very effectively being a fair bit cheaper, especially on their single phase models. Goodwe built their reputation in the off-grid battery arena and not surprisingly are the go-to brand for single phase hybrid inverters now. They are very reliable.

After that you have a few decent Chinese made inverters (Sungrow, Zeversolar,Delta) priced about the same as Goodwe.

For those who have shade issues then Micro inverters (Enphase) and DC optimisers (SolarEdge) come into play instead of a string inverter. Having said that, the new Jinko and Trina solar panels with three in-built Maxim chip DC optimisers and MPPT trackers for an extra $20 a panel take away a great deal of the purpose of Enphase and SolarEdge panel level MPPT trackers at a fraction of the cost.

Inverter Pricing

Single phase

Fronius Primo 5kVA $1985
SMA SunnyBoy 5kVA $1860

Goodwe D-NS 5kVA $1170

Enphase Micros + Envoy 5kVA $4,000

SolarEdge DC optimisers + 5kVA inverter $3,800

Three phase

Fronius Symo 5kVA $2270

SMA Tripower 5kVA $2270 (this one is still made in Germany)

Goodwe L-DT 5kVA $1720

Enphase Micros + Envoy 5kVA $4,400

Hybrid inverters (for DC coupled battery connection)

Goodwe D-ES 5kVA (single phase only) $2,610

Sungrow ESS 5kVA (single phase only) $2,390

Fronius Symo Hybrid 5kVA $3,520

Installation prices (inc Rail, Fixings, Breakers, Electrical cable etc)

First 6 panels on first string $1,200

Every panel on first string after that $50 (max string length ~14 panels)

First 6 panels on additional string(s) $600

Every panel on additional string(s) after that $50

3 or more roof sections, $100 per section.

Three phase inverter $200

Second inverter $200

Double storey from $300 (more if scaffolding needed)

Installation cost example

e.g. Single phase, single storey house, with 10 panels on North, split across two roof sections, and 10 panels on West, all on one roof section.

First string on North $1,200 + 4 x $50 + $100 for extra roof section = $1,500

Second string on West $600 + 4 x $50 = $800

Total $2,300

 

To provide a quotation it is helpful if you let us know the following

Your address (so we can map out panels on the roof)

Whether you have single or three phase power (if you know)

Approximately what you spend in a year with Synergy

Any preferences you have for particular panels or inverters

For a quotation, please call Andrew on 0420533283 or
email info@solar4ever.com.au

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Solar Battery Storage systems
Price on application
Li-Ion Batteries
Tesla Powerwall and Powerwall 2
GCL
LG Chem

SMA Sunny Boy Storage
Enphase B270 - 1200

 


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