Table 1

Optimized system configuration.

Load configurations Load demand (kWh/year) Required PV system PV supported (kWh/year) Sell to grid (kWh/year) Overall COE (A$/kWh)
I. Typical home (electric load) 4051 4.0 kW PV with 2.5 kW inverter 1533 3154 0.215
II. Efficient home (electric load) 3234 3.0 kW PV with 2.0 kW inverter 1209 2357 0.215
III. Typical home (electric + thermal load) 6935 6.5 kW PV with 4.0 kW inverter 2558 5028 0.216
IV. Efficient home (electric + thermal load) 5548 5.0 kW PV with 3.0 kW inverter 2030 3765 0.216

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