The above prices are for a standard* solar power installation through the MASH community solar bulk-buy in the areas of Macedon Ranges Shire, Mt Alexander Shire, Hepburn Shire, City of Greater Bendigo, Rural City of Ararat, Pyrnees Shire, Central Goldfields Shire and Loddon Shire.
As MASH is growing, we have appointed two solar companies to supply and install solar power systems – Specialized Solar and Cola Solar. Both were selected through a competitive tender process completed in early 2020. They both offer solar systems at the same price for a standard installation* and these prices are for a fully installed system inclusive of GST. The main difference between the systems is the inverter. Specialized Solar provide the Sungrow inverter and Cola Solar provide the Solis inverter. Both come with a 10-year product warranty. A European inverter option is available from both Cola Solar and Specialized Solar on request (this is the ABB inverter which is Italian). The ABB inverter also has a 10-year product warranty, but the cost is around $500-$1000 more. In our opinion, if you want an inverter that’s going to ‘do the job’ and is warrantied for 10 years, then it makes good sense to go with the cheaper option, i.e. the Solis or Sungrow. Also worth noting is that both suppliers offer exactly the same solar panels, which are the tier 1 Suntech 330 watt panels which you can learn about here.
Solar Power System by region
Mt Alexander Shire
Macedon Ranges Shire
City of Greater Bendigo
Central Goldfields Shire
Ararat Rural City
*Price is after Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) have been assigned to Cola Solar. Any additional extras including but not limited to double story, roof type, meter box upgrades or three phase power, may attract additional charges. Price includes GST and may change without notice.
**Visit www.solar.vic.gov.au to check for eligibility criteria. Interest free loan is via Solar Victoria and is over 4 years.
***Based on 40% of solar power generated being used in the home, rest exported to the grid gaining a feed in tariff of 12c/kWh.