Solar Power Information - Balcatta, WA, 6021

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Balcatta home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Balcatta and the 6021 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6021 Solar Power Statistics

In Balcatta's postcode area (6021), more than 2,769 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 15,173 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 18,760, this works out to 809 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 8,331 dwellings in the 6021 area, so that calculates out at 33 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 68,567 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,285 homes) and retail electricity costs of 27c per kilowatt-hour; Balcatta and 6021 postcode area residents are collectively generating $6,757,238 of energy at retail prices a year!

Balcatta solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6021 region avoiding 17,519 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Balcatta?

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Solar Energy Resources In Balcatta

Balcatta experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.39 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 6021 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 Balcatta 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 Balcatta in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,948 kWh (equivalent to ~85% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,598 kWh (~113%)
  • 5kW system - 8,247 kWh (~141%)
  • 6kW system - 9,897 kWh (~169%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Balcatta, 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 Balcatta's case, that is 31 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, Balcatta solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed in tariffs currently range from 3c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6021 area.

Balcatta 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 3c, Balcatta solar power system owners can expect to save $1,485 per year.

Stirling City Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Stirling City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Balcatta 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 Balcatta

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Balcatta Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Balcatta WA 6021 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6021 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Stirling City Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Balcatta 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 Sorrento , coordinates 31°50'12" S 115°46'9" E, around 5.4 km from the centre of Balcatta.

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