Solar Power Information - Albany, WA, 6330

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Albany home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Albany and the 6330 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6330 Solar Power Statistics

In Albany's postcode area (6330), more than 4,589 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 23,217 kW as at April 30, 2024.

Given a population of 33,971, this works out to 683 watts per person in the area, compared to a 982 watts Australian average. There are approximately 16,663 dwellings in the 6330 area, so that calculates out at 28 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 37.

Based on a conservative average of 85,454 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 5,341 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Albany and 6330 postcode area residents are collectively generating $9,045,325 of energy at retail prices a year!

Albany solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6330 region avoiding 21,834 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Albany?

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Solar Energy Resources In Albany

Albany experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.39 kilowatt-hours per square metre per day on average over a year. The following graph shows solar irradiation/output levels per kilowatt of installed solar panels in the 6330 area per month.

Daily/Monthly System Energy Output Estimates

Here's what you can expect to generate with various sized solar power systems in the Albany area, assuming good quality components, a suitable rooftop and professional, accredited solar installation.

Annual Electricity Output Estimates

Based on the above, the following is what you should be able to expect from a solar panel installation in Albany in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 6,717 kWh (equivalent to ~115% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 8,061 kWh (~138%)
  • 10kW system - 13,435 kWh (~230%)
  • 13kW system - 17,465 kWh (~299%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Albany, Western Australia should generally face North for the best results. For a good panel angle, the general rule of thumb is it should be around the same as latitude. In Albany's case, that is 35 degrees - but usually whatever your rooftop angle is will be fine (unless it's under 10 degrees - then tilt frames may be needed).

Feed In Tariffs In Western Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Albany solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 3c to 10c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6330 area.

Albany Solar Energy Savings

Based on a 6.6kW system installation, a self-consumption rate of 40% and the low end of the feed in tariff range rate of 3c, Albany solar power system owners can expect to save $1,188 per year.

Albany City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there do not appear to be any special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Albany City Council area.

It's important to check with Albany City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Albany should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Western Australia

A series of steps must be completed in Western Australia involving you, your network distributor and your installer - but your installer will do most of the administrative heavy lifting. Learn more about the grid connection process in Western Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In Albany

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Installing A Solar Battery In Albany

Households across Australia are increasingly thinking of installing a home battery; either as an addition/upgrade to an existing PV system, or installed concurrently with solar panels. Whether batteries will make sense for your Albany home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Albany who can advise you on home energy storage as a retrofit upgrade or part of a full solar + battery system installation - and provide a quote.

If you have any questions regarding choosing, buying and installing solar panels in Albany (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Albany Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Albany WA 6330 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6330 current as at April 30, 2024.
  • Albany City Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Albany is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Western Australia average of 0.7kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Albany , coordinates 35°1'44" S 117°52'51" E, around 612 metres from the centre of Albany.

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