We have been installing solar panels in Toowoomba for homes and businesses since 2011. This page will show you all the specifics you need to know about solar installs in Toowoomba.
Solar Rebates Toowoomba
There are currently generous solar rebates available for solar panels in Toowoomba. Australia is split in four zones for solar rebates with each zone being entitled to slightly different rebates, depending on the geographical location. Essentially, the more sunlight an area receives, the higher the solar rebate. This is because the more sunlight you receive, the more clean energy you are likely to produce. These rebates come in the form of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) and are associated with the size of the solar array, as well as the location it is installed in.
Toowoomba is located in zone one, which means it receives the second highest amount of solar rebate in Australia. So, if you were to install solar panels in Toowoomba you would receive between 45 STCs (3kW solar) – 1520 STCs (100kW solar). Each of these STCs has a monetary value, which at the time of writing is $35 per certificate. As an example, if you installed a 7kW solar array in Toowoomba, you would receive a solar rebate equalling 106 STCs x $35 = $3710.00.
Once you go over 100kW of solar panels you would no longer get any STCs, so there would be no upfront solar rebate. This solar system would then only be eligible for Large-scale Technology Certificates (LGCs). LGCs are paid as an ongoing subsidy are are dependent on the actual production of the solar panels, which is measured and reported using approved metering software.
Solar production in Toowoomba
Toowoomba has a warm humid subtropical climate with warm summers and cool winters. Compared to other parts of Queensland, Toowoomba experiences more frequent high winds, hail and fog and is considered cooler than many other towns and cities in Queensland, having more similarities with places like Sydney. There are generally still lots of sunny days in Toowoomba when compared to most international locations and we also have good UV penetration and reasonably long days in the summer months. Overall, this means the solar production in Toowoomba is very good, despite the cooler climate compared to some other QLD towns and cities. See our solar case study for Toowoomba to see how a typical solar install works compared to expectations.
Key points for solar panels in Toowoomba
- Zone 1 for solar rebates
- Second highest in Australia
- Excellent solar production
- Even considering cooler climate
- Local Toowoomba installer
- Since 2011