Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Solar panels - how cost effective in South Australia?

I saw an advert from Origin Energy to install solar panels for $4990 (inc. GST and RECs rebate) for a 1.5kw system.

I have no idea if that's good or not, so started thinking about building a solar calculator. Turns out the Solar Shop is way ahead of me there.

Unfortunately their application is a little vague on the details, but suggests around 8-10 years is a typical time period to recoup your losses.

This letter appears to lay out details circa 2001 a bit better.

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