Solar Power Information - Balaklava, SA, 5461

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Balaklava home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Balaklava and the 5461 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5461 Solar Power Statistics

In Balaklava's postcode area (5461), more than 668 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 3,583 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 2,349, this works out to 1,525 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,138 dwellings in the 5461 area, so that calculates out at 59 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 14,840 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 928 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Balaklava and 5461 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,004,154 of energy at retail prices a year!

Balaklava solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5461 region avoiding 2,762 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Balaklava?

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Solar Energy Resources In Balaklava

Balaklava experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.94 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 5461 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 Balaklava 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 Balaklava in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,535 kWh (equivalent to ~78% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,047 kWh (~104%)
  • 5kW system - 7,559 kWh (~129%)
  • 6kW system - 9,071 kWh (~155%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Balaklava, South 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 Balaklava's case, that is 34 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 South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Balaklava solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5461 area.

Balaklava 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 8c, Balaklava solar power system owners can expect to save $2,041 per year.

Wakefield Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In South Australia

A series of steps must be completed in South 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 South Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In Balaklava

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Installing A Solar Battery In Balaklava

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 Balaklava home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Balaklava 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 Balaklava (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Balaklava Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Balaklava SA 5461 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5461 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Wakefield Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Balaklava is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the South Australia average of 0.51kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Balaklava , coordinates 34°8'33" S 138°25'21" E, around 843 metres from the centre of Balaklava.

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