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Broken Head, NSW features the beautiful Broken Head Nature Reserve, pristine beaches, and is deeply rooted in Aboriginal history and culture. The generous amount of sunshine it receives makes Broken Head a fantastic place to have solar.
The current record shows that Northern Rivers Region in NSW, where Broken Head is located, has over 2,791 small-scale solar systems installed already with a collective capacity of 17,415 kW.
Total Installed Solar PV Systems in Broken Head*
Total Installed Capacity in Broken Head (kW)*
*As of August 2022
Average solar production in Broken Head, NSW
The following data shows the average daily solar PV production by month in Broken Head, NSW by a solar PV system. The data is based on a 6kW solar PV system in kilowatt-hours (kWh) rounded to the nearest whole number.
The right solar panels for your Broken Head property
The solar panels your solar installer selects will be chosen based on your personal preference, energy needs, and budget. Most solar installers will use their preferred solar panel manufacturer, which is why getting multiple quotes is important if the brand of solar panel is an important factor for you.
Energy Matters recommends that you select Tier 1 solar panel manufacturers for your solar panels. Tier 1 manufacturers produce solar panels of a higher quality and they will be more likely to honour their manufacturer’s warranty compared to lower-tiered manufacturers. Every year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance releases their Tier 1 PV Module Manufacturer list.
In addition, Energy Matters has partnered with trusted solar panel manufacturers that we are proud to recommend to our customers. These recommended manufacturers are:
Whether you know which panels you want to install on your home or business, or you’d rather discuss your options, we recommend that you begin your solar journey by getting up to 3 FREE, no-obligation quotes. Our network of trusted, local installers will provide personalised quotes for a system that will meet your current and future needs.
The good news is that solar panel prices have reduced significantly over the last 10 years. When determining the number of solar panels you need to install for your Broken Head property, you should consider your roof and the amount your local electricity network will allow you to install.
For most homes in NSW, the solar system size is 6.6 kW of panels with a 5 kW inverter. You can install up to 33 per cent more panels than the inverter is rated at.
Additionally, if you use a lot of electricity, or you are thinking of adding an electric vehicle or battery to the property in the coming years, consider installing a bigger solar system.
As previously stated, your solar installer will factor in your current and future needs. We also recommend sizing up, where possible. Your future electricity needs will undoubtedly increase with electrification and a move to Electric Vehicles. Adding solar panels, or completely upgrading your solar PV system in the future, are expenses you wish to avoid. For this reason, sizing up is recommended.
Solar rebates and incentives in Broken Head
Solar panels have become more affordable in the past few years, and the costs are expected to go down even more. Broken Head residents have access to solar rebates and incentives that will help them save more money and, at the same time, get a significant return on investment in a few years’ time.
There are two solar incentives that you can benefit from in Broken Head, NSW—the Solar for Low-Income Households Trial and Empowering Homes programs. Homeowners can also receive Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs).
Empowering Homes program
The Empowering Homes solar battery loan can help homeowners purchase solar battery systems or add solar batteries to their existing solar systems in Broken Head.
Solar for Low-Income Households
The Solar for Low-income Households program helps pensioners get affordable clean energy by providing 3kW solar systems with installation at no cost.
Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs)
Also, there are Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs) that are available for all Australians who have solar systems installed on their properties, and that includes those who live in Broken Head.
STCs are provided by the Australian federal government to households and small businesses with renewable energy systems. The value of an STC will depend on its supply and demand in the open market.
Every solar PV system is assigned a specific number of STCs and the total value of these STCs will be deducted from the total value of your system. This means that you will save thousands at the point of sale of your system.
Solar Feed-in Tariff (FiT)
Finally, the FiTs are paid by energy providers to homeowners when they export their excess energy into the grid. Your energy retailer will set the rate of your FiT. For this reason, we recommend that you compare electricity retailers and find one that will provide the best Feed-in Tariff for your property.
The right solar system in Broken Head
There are several factors to consider to ensure you get the best solar system for you in Broken Head. These are:
- Roof condition: Before you install solar panels in Broken Head, make sure your roof is in good shape. Any repairs or renovations should be completed prior to solar panel installation.
- Roof angle: How your roof is angled also plays a crucial role in how efficient your solar panels will be. Ideally, it should be tilted at the same angle equal to the latitude of your home’s location.
- Energy consumption: How much energy do you consume every month? Determine this by looking into how much energy you consume every month.
- Surrounding shade: Trees on your property, or in your neighbour’s yard, may drastically reduce the efficiency of your system. Ensure that any trees that may pose a problem are trimmed back. Your solar installer will locate the best possible position for your panels and take into account shaded areas.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) in Broken Head, NSW
EVs are becoming more affordable in NSW. The NSW Government is reducing the upfront cost for the first 25,000 eligible EVs sold by offering $3,000 rebates. The EV should have a dutiable value of less than $68,750, and combined with the abolition of stamp duty, it will save consumers up to $5,540.
There are also more EV models to be launched. Here are the benefits you can get when you purchase an EV today:
- Lower costs: Maintaining an EV is simpler, plus, running one is a lot more affordable compared to fuel-powered vehicles.
- Help meet the country’s emissions target: Australia is on a mission to reach net zero by 2050. You can help meet this target by switching to an EV.
- More economic opportunities: Australia is the biggest exporter of lithium in the world; and EV batteries are primarily made of lithium. Purchasing an EV aides our Australian lithium industry.
Are you ready to make your next car an EV? Book a test drive today!
The return on investment in Broken Head, NSW
For a mid-range home in Broken Head, the return on investment can take anywhere between two and six years. Energy consumption is a crucial factor here and your usage pattern.
Simply put, the more you consume solar, the more you get to save on your energy bills.
Can’t afford to switch right Now?
If you don’t have the finances for solar right now, don’t let that stop you! Solar is an excellent investment. Many of our trusted solar installers now offer $0 upfront interest-free loans where you can pay off your system in small monthly instalments. You only need to request an obligation-free quote and find out what payment plan options are available.