What costs are associated with upgrading my switchboard or Smart Meter when adding batteries?
• The price of an upgraded switchboard is dependent on its size and capacity. You can expect to pay between $700 to $1600 for the entire process. While some materials are more expensive than others, you don’t want to skimp on quality – use a licensed electrician that doesn’t cut corners with pricing.
Do I need to upgrade or change my switchboard or Smart Meter when adding batteries?
Yes, you may need to upgrade the switchboard or the smart meter or both. You should receive an indication of whether this is necessary when your supplier comes to quote for your system installation.
What does my smart meter do?
Your smart meter records your energy usage at half-hourly intervals. If you have been in your property for over 12 months, Victorian Energy Compare can use this data to give you personalised energy comparison results. The easiest way to use this ...
Does adding batteries class as an alteration?
• You can add a battery to any existing solar power system and it would not be classed as an alteration. • Batteries that are retrofitted are typically AC coupled. This means they’re connected directly into the 240V AC in the switchboard using an AC ...
How much does a Smart Meter cost?
Smart meters cost around $500 (there could be labour charges on top of this) to install. For retail customers, this cost is typically worn by the retailers and rolled into other charges. You may have to pay upfront for a smart meter if you have ...
Am I likely to incur any other costs with solar?
Additional costs may include: · Switchboard & wiring upgrades (if required) · Smart meter upgrade (if required) · Additional mounting costs e.g. If your roof is either very flat or steep, you may require tilt frames at an additional ...