Solar Power Information - Ararat, VIC, 3377

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Ararat home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Ararat and the 3377 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3377 Solar Power Statistics

In Ararat's postcode area (3377), more than 1,133 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 6,073 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 7,880, this works out to 771 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 4,009 dwellings in the 3377 area, so that calculates out at 28 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 22,760 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,422 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Ararat and 3377 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,993,746 of energy at retail prices a year!

Ararat solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3377 region avoiding 8,889 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Ararat

Ararat experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.47 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 3377 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 Ararat 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 Ararat in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,104 kWh (equivalent to ~70% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,472 kWh (~94%)
  • 5kW system - 6,840 kWh (~117%)
  • 6kW system - 8,208 kWh (~141%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Ararat, Victoria 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 Ararat's case, that is 37 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 Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Ararat solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 10c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3377 area.

Ararat Solar Energy Savings

Based on a 6kW system installation, a self-consumption rate of 50% and the low end of the feed in tariff range rate of 10c, Ararat solar power system owners can expect to save $1,395 per year.

Ararat Rural City Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Victoria

A series of steps must be completed in Victoria 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 Victoria.

Solar Panel Installers In Ararat

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Ararat Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Ararat VIC 3377 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3377 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Ararat Rural City Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Ararat is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Victoria average of 1.07kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Ararat Prison , coordinates 37°16'37" S 142°58'43" E, around 4.5 km from the centre of Ararat.

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