Solar PV System Components Costs are Rising

We at AICA Energy, your local solar power specialists, hope this mail finds you well. 

We have to inform you that the solar PV system components costs are rising again in the following weeks, average increases of 10% -15 % means for a standard 6.6kW solar PV system, the cost will be up to an extra $500 to $800 Depending on equipment chosen, and there is the sign of more hikes in prices in the near future.

The main reason for the price increase is in the cost of shipping containers. The cost to transport imports and exports is now the highest on record.

Last week, the spot price for a 40-foot import container from Shanghai in China to Rotterdam in The Netherlands, the world’s most expensive shipping route, soared to $US14,287 ($19,405) per container according to the Drewry World Container Index. That’s a rise of 564 per cent over the past year.

In addition, according to Hsieh Huey-chuan, president of Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corp., the world’s seventh-biggest container liner, at an investor briefing on August 20. “ “Port congestion and a shortage of container shipping capacity may last into the fourth quarter or even mid-2022, If the pandemic cannot be effectively contained, port congestion may become a new normal.”

Moreover, the costing of the raw materials like silicon solar cell glass and metals have gone up, and there will be a shortage of the stock in Australian market because of the port congestion, and there are many systems to be installed in the coming weeks which is pending due to the lockdown and raining days in last 2 months.

Therefore, the prices will increase substantially.

In case we missed you and you are still looking for a Solar PV System to reduce your electricity bill and receive the Government Solar Rebate (STC).

Give our experience and helpful team via reply to this email with your best contact mobile, date and time, so that our renewable energy consultant can contact you and provide free consultation and quote to help you start saving today.

We hope you have a great day and look forward to speaking with you soon!

At AICA Energy, we are providing :

  • 10 Year Workmanship Warranty, 10 Year Mounting kits Warranty.
  • installed by our own in-house CEC Accredited Installers and Electricians, no sub-contractors!
  • $20 Million Liability Insurance on all installs for peace of mind.
  • Local offices and support service team.
  • 4.7/5 Star Google Reviews from over 190 reviews and Over 6,500 Facebook followers as our happy clients with the AICA having been in business in Australia for over 15 Years and going strong!

Once we receive the signed contract, deposit and required documents from you, we handle the entire process for you, and 2 to 4 weeks later, the system is fully installed and saving you money! (* installation period subject to the local government lock-down conditions)