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Have prices come down?

Postby jimbo » Fri May 18, 2018 10:18 am

Hi guys,

I was looking at adding some solar to my current house (not ff grid) thinking that it's been 6 years and prices should be down but it doesn't actually look that way. It's not really worth it as our daily consumption is very low and our big user is an oil heater for the kids at night in winter.
How about storage is that down at all? I'm always keeping a bit of a look out as my batteries are over 10 years old and can't be too far off (rental).

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Re: Have prices come down?

Postby davidg » Sat May 19, 2018 7:23 pm

jimbo wrote:Hi guys,
How about storage is that down at all? I'm always keeping a bit of a look out as my batteries are over 10 years old

Yes and no.

Technically cheaper, or not really gone up. However the demand for the raw materials has gone up keeping the price up.
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Re: Have prices come down?

Postby jimbo » Wed May 23, 2018 9:53 am

Same with battery storage?
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Re: Have prices come down?

Postby offgridQLD » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:27 pm

Battery's are more expensive today then 6 years ago. Inflation and Australian $ isn't as strong against the US $
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Re: Have prices come down?

Postby lantern » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:48 am

Just been offered Jinko 270 for 47.5 c/W delivered.
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Re: Have prices come down?

Postby Heister » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:59 pm

Are you guys expecting the prices to go down at all in the next year or two?
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Re: Have prices come down?

Postby Gordon-Loomberah » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:03 am

There is a looming glut of Chinese panels, so I'd expect PV prices to drop a bit by the end of the year or early 2019.
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Re: Have prices come down?

Postby Privatteer » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:16 am

After finally managing to get 2 quotes for install in my location I've just recently signed for a 6.6kW System.
22 x 300W Canadian Solar and Fronius Primo 5.0 for $5300.
Probably about 2 hours travel worked into that in rural WA.

I'll be eventually dumping some of the excess power during the day into an oilcolumn heater and HWS rather than exporting. While the heated rooms are OK the rest of the house is 14deg atm and tends to stay that way even on warm days.
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