Solar Power Information - Beecroft, NSW, 2119

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Beecroft home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Beecroft and the 2119 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2119 Solar Power Statistics

In Beecroft's postcode area (2119), more than 764 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 3,989 kW as at October 31, 2021.

Given a population of 11,240, this works out to 355 watts per person in the area, compared to a 671 watts Australian average. There are approximately 3,842 dwellings in the 2119 area, so that calculates out at 20 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 14,951 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 934 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Beecroft and 2119 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,582,553 of energy at retail prices a year!

Beecroft solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2119 region avoiding 4,475 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Beecroft

Beecroft experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.47 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 2119 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 Beecroft 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 Beecroft in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,104 kWh (equivalent to ~70% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,472 kWh (~94%)
  • 5kW system - 6,840 kWh (~117%)
  • 6kW system - 8,208 kWh (~141%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Beecroft, 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 Beecroft's case, that is 33 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, Beecroft 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 2119 area.

Beecroft 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, Beecroft solar power system owners can expect to save $1,436 per year.

Hornsby Council Requirements.

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

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

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Beecroft Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Beecroft NSW 2119 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2119 current as at October 31, 2021.
  • Hornsby Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Beecroft 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 West Pennant Hills (Oratava Ave) , coordinates 33°44'55" S 151°2'42" E, around 1.8 km from the centre of Beecroft.

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