Solar Power in the Northern Territory

The NT Is The Perfect Region For Solar. Here's Why

Why is it so good to go Solar in NT?

  • The Northern Territory has some of the highest irradiation levels in the world. But what does that mean? Well, it means that solar panels will perform better here than almost anywhere else in the world.
  • Most importantly the feed in tariff in the NT is one for one. This means that every unit of electricity that you generate (known as a kilowatt hour or kWh) is fed back into the grid at the same value you pay for the power you purchase from the grid.

In all other states in Australia the rate that you receive for feeding power back into the grid is between 6c or 8c per kWh. The rate in NT is currently 26.88c!

GEM Energy Australia can help you take advantage of all this with absolutely no upfront costs and affordable weekly repayments from just $60.

Let’s look at an example.

5kW system in QLD:

We assume that a 5kW system in QLD produces 22kWh per day on average. If you were to feed that power back into the grid during the day, you would receive $0.06 per kWh or a total of $1.32 per day credited to your electricity account. Over a three month (90 days) billing cycle  that would be a total of $118.80 per quarter. However, in QLD the solar system is ‘Net Metered’ which means that only the unused solar goes back to the grid after running all of the appliances. This means that the actual savings are a lot higher than this.

5kW system in NT:

If you installed a 5kW Q.Cells Q.PRO G3 solar power system on your roof in the NT you would expect to produce around 25kWh per day on average. If you were to feed all of this power back into the grid you would get a credit of $6.72 per day, which is a massive $604 per quarter or $2,400 per year!

It is more expensive to install solar power in the NT than in other states due to metering and engineering fees, higher shipping costs and other planning approval requirements. All of these costs can add up to be thousands of dollars more than in other states. Due to the environmental conditions and cyclonic conditions it is also necessary to have more components in the mounting system, which means that the cost of installation and bill of materials is higher.

Yet even with these extra expenses the higher feed back tariffs and better irradiation levels make the savings higher in the NT than in any other states.

Here is a map of the solar irradiation levels across the world:

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Adam Low was prompt, professional and explained the various packages in an easy to understand manner. Over the past 12 months, my solar system has been very effective and I am currently energy positive, generating a substantial amount more electricity than I use (approximately 20-30+% positive electricity production). I am extremely satisfied with the installation, system performance and ongoing service provided by Gem Energy to date. I highly recommend.



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