Solar Power Information - Beechwood, NSW, 2446

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Beechwood home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Beechwood and the 2446 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2446 Solar Power Statistics

In Beechwood's postcode area (2446), more than 2,694 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 14,109 kW as at October 31, 2021.

Given a population of 12,203, this works out to 1,156 watts per person in the area, compared to a 671 watts Australian average. There are approximately 5,072 dwellings in the 2446 area, so that calculates out at 53 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 56,189 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 3,512 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Beechwood and 2446 postcode area residents are collectively generating $5,947,555 of energy at retail prices a year!

Beechwood solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2446 region avoiding 16,817 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Beechwood?

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Solar Energy Resources In Beechwood

Beechwood experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.75 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 2446 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 Beechwood 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 Beechwood in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,361 kWh (equivalent to ~75% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,815 kWh (~100%)
  • 5kW system - 7,268 kWh (~124%)
  • 6kW system - 8,722 kWh (~149%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

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

As well as providing your home with electricity, Beechwood 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 2446 area.

Beechwood 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, Beechwood solar power system owners can expect to save $1,526 per year.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Beechwood 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 Beechwood

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Beechwood Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Beechwood NSW 2446 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2446 current as at October 31, 2021.
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Beechwood 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 Wauchope (Avondale Street) , coordinates 31°27'34" S 152°43'53" E, around 5.6 km from the centre of Beechwood.

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