Solar Power Information - Beechworth, VIC, 3747

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Beechworth home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Beechworth and the 3747 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3747 Solar Power Statistics

In Beechworth's postcode area (3747), more than 995 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 4,858 kW as at August 31, 2021.

Given a population of 3,854, this works out to 1,260 watts per person in the area, compared to a 650 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,968 dwellings in the 3747 area, so that calculates out at 51 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 31.

Based on a conservative average of 19,020 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,189 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Beechworth and 3747 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,666,114 of energy at retail prices a year!

Beechworth solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3747 region avoiding 7,428 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Beechworth?

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Solar Energy Resources In Beechworth

Beechworth experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.67 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 3747 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 Beechworth 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 Beechworth in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,287 kWh (equivalent to ~73% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,717 kWh (~98%)
  • 5kW system - 7,146 kWh (~122%)
  • 6kW system - 8,575 kWh (~147%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Beechworth, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 21 degrees to 31 degrees, with 26 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Beechworth 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 3747 area.

Beechworth 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, Beechworth solar power system owners can expect to save $1,458 per year.

Indigo Shire Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Indigo Shire Council area.

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

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Beechworth Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Beechworth VIC 3747 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3747 current as at August 31, 2021.
  • Indigo Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Beechworth 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 Beechworth Composite , coordinates 36°22'13" S 146°42'48" E, around 2.5 km from the centre of Beechworth.

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