Installing a 5 kW Solar Power System

Australian homeowners are buying and installing 5 kW solar power systems in greater numbers than ever.

A system of this size covers the needs of many average Australian families, helping them to slash their power costs, add value to their home and reduce carbon emissions.

Like any major purchase it’s important to research whether a 5 kW solar power system is right for you. Installing a system that’s either too big or small for your property can result in bill savings that fall short of expectation.

Use this guide to help you decide whether a 5 kW unit is perfect for you. You can also chat to our team who’ll provide an obligation-free quote; and in most cases, it’s all done easily over the phone.

How much does a 5 kW solar power system cost?

A 5 kW solar power system typically costs between $5000-$9000 to purchase and install.
The price of a system will depend on the quality of the products being installed as well as the Australian state or territory where they’re being purchased. Choosing premium quality panels (over cheap ‘throwaway’ alternatives) is highly recommended for a smoother solar power experience.

Will a 5 kW solar power system be big enough?

A 5 kW solar power system is ideal for most medium-large families (up to five people) in average sized homes – generally up to four bedrooms. These systems are popular because they cover slightly more than the average electricity bill in these scenarios.

How much space do we need on the roof?

You’ll need around 36 m2 of roof space to accommodate the 20 solar panels. Not every home will have this amount of roof space to spare, but with great leaps in solar technology, there are now a number of ways to install solar panels in circumstances where space is limited. Have a chat to a professional if you have any doubts or questions.

How much money will a 5 kW solar power system save?

You should expect to save up to $1,990 every year with a 5 kW system – but it’s important to note that this figure will vary depending on your location and the quality of the solar equipment you install. Your feed-in-tariff rate (FIT) will also impact on your annual savings. For more information try our solar savings calculator or get in touch with our team for a more specific savings prediction.

What’s the payback period?

Most 5 kW solar power units pay themselves off within three years and four months. Your payback period depends on the original cost of your system as well as the location which it’s installed.

More than 1.5 million Aussies have made the switch to solar and it’s easy to see why. Like any good investment it pays to do your homework and it’s important to install the right system for you. Check out our solar power packages as well as the must-ask questions before you buy.