We’ve done the legwork so you don’t have to!
The Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buy offers discounted prices* for high quality solar and home battery systems. Due to our track record, we’ve been able to negotiate competitive prices with Energy Matters, the solar company we’ve appointed through a public tender process for this bulk-buy. And because we’re a not-for-profit, we can pass the bulk of these discounts onto you! (Note, a small amount from each sale goes back to the CVGA (the organiser of the MASH and Hepburn Solar Bulk-Buys) so that we can continue to organise community solar bulk-buys).
And now with the announcement on 19 August 2018 from the Victorian State Government about a new solar panel rebate worth up to $2225, the cost of going solar has become even more affordable.
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Prices for Solar PV Systems
Both the Standard and Premium systems use the same high quality 270 watt Flex panels. The difference between the systems is the inverter – with the Standard System using the lower price Flex inverter and the Premium system using the higher price SMA inverter. Both inverters come with a 10 year product warranty so, perhaps unsurprisingly, we are finding that most people are choosing to go with the lower price inverter.
The prices shown in the table below include all components and installation, as well as GST. They are the prices for a typical standard installation on single phase power. When you request a quote from our supplier, Energy Matters they will provide you with a price for a system that meets your needs and takes into account any special ‘non-standard’ aspects of the solar system required for your home (such as shading, flat or tiled roof etc).
Note: These prices exclude the new solar rebate from the Victorian State Government which is worth up to $2225 for eligible households.
To get the full technical details on the solar panels and inverters offered through this bulk-buy, visit this page.
Both inverters have a 10 year warranty (parts and labour). The Flex panels which have a 12 year product warranty and 25 year performance warranty. The installation workmanship warranty is for 10 years. All warranties are 100% backed by our solar supplier Energy Matters so should you need to place a claim, you simply contact Energy Matters.
One supplier, one point of contact … giving you greater peace of mind.
A payback of just over 5 years*** on a 5kW system!
With electricity prices rising and solar prices falling, solar can make good financial sense for many households. In a nutshell, the more solar power you can use in your home, the more you’ll save. It’s that simple!
***For example, you could save around $1,495 off your annual electricity bill with a 5.13kW system assuming that you use 75% of the solar power produced by the system in your home. If you use 50% of the solar power, the savings would be around $1,257 per year. This equates to a simple payback of just under 5 years on a 5.13kW MASH Standard System costing $6,150.
Pricing: the ‘not-so-fine print’
*Prices are indicative for standard installations and include GST. Prices are for all elements of the solar PV system including installation. Tailored quotes are provided to each household upon request. Prices are subject to change without notice.
**This is the approximate amount you might expect to save on your electricity bill in the first year of going solar. The lower figure assumes that 50% of the solar produced by your PV system is used in your home, with the rest exported to the grid at a feed-in tariff of 11.3c/kWh (the current minimum feed-in tariff in Vic). The higher figure is based on 75% of the solar produced by your PV system being used in your home. The savings are based on the assumption that solar power used in your home is saving you from buying electricity from your retailer at 25c/kWh.