Solar Power Information - Balmoral, NSW, 2571

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Balmoral home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Balmoral and the 2571 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2571 Solar Power Statistics

In Balmoral's postcode area (2571), more than 1,959 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 13,133 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 11,237, this works out to 1,169 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 3,970 dwellings in the 2571 area, so that calculates out at 49 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 48,339 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 3,021 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Balmoral and 2571 postcode area residents are collectively generating $5,116,650 of energy at retail prices a year!

Balmoral solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2571 region avoiding 14,468 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Balmoral?

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Solar Energy Resources In Balmoral

Balmoral 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 2571 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 Balmoral 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 Balmoral in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,030 kWh (equivalent to ~69% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,374 kWh (~92%)
  • 5kW system - 6,717 kWh (~115%)
  • 6kW system - 8,061 kWh (~138%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Balmoral, New South Wales 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 Balmoral'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 New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Balmoral solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2571 area.

Balmoral 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 6c, Balmoral solar power system owners can expect to save $1,411 per year.

Wingecarribee Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In New South Wales

A series of steps must be completed in New South Wales 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 New South Wales.

Solar Panel Installers In Balmoral

In our network we have quality, thoroughly pre-vetted solar power system installers servicing Balmoral. If you're ready to get quotes from installation professionals we know and trust:

Installing A Solar Battery In Balmoral

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 Balmoral home will depend on various factors. 

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

Balmoral Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Balmoral NSW 2571 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2571 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Wingecarribee Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Balmoral is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the New South Wales average of 0.82kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Buxton (Amaroo) , coordinates 34°14'33" S 150°31'19" E, around 5.8 km from the centre of Balmoral.

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