Solar Power Information - Bibra Lake, WA, 6163

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Bibra Lake home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Bibra Lake and the 6163 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6163 Solar Power Statistics

In Bibra Lake's postcode area (6163), more than 8,352 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 40,369 kW as at October 31, 2021.

Given a population of 46,419, this works out to 870 watts per person in the area, compared to a 671 watts Australian average. There are approximately 21,574 dwellings in the 6163 area, so that calculates out at 39 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 180,404 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 11,275 homes) and retail electricity costs of 27c per kilowatt-hour; Bibra Lake and 6163 postcode area residents are collectively generating $17,778,825 of energy at retail prices a year!

Bibra Lake solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6163 region avoiding 46,093 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Bibra Lake

Bibra Lake experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.33 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 6163 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 Bibra Lake 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 Bibra Lake in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,893 kWh (equivalent to ~84% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,524 kWh (~112%)
  • 5kW system - 8,156 kWh (~140%)
  • 6kW system - 9,787 kWh (~168%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Bibra Lake, 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 Bibra Lake's case, that is 32 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, Bibra Lake 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 6163 area.

Bibra Lake 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, Bibra Lake solar power system owners can expect to save $1,468 per year.

Cockburn City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Cockburn City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include where the structure is not in accordance with the Residential Design Codes. Approval also may be required where the installation is performed on any listed Heritage structure or within a Heritage Area or Precinct, or is subject to control under a Scheme Provision, Structure Plan, Policy, or the like. If the structure of the building is being altered for the solar installation or if the panels impact on the structural integrity of the building on which it is installed or any other structure, approval may also be necessary.

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

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Bibra Lake Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Bibra Lake WA 6163 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6163 current as at October 31, 2021.
  • Cockburn City Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Bibra Lake 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 Murdoch , coordinates 32°4'33" S 115°50'49" E, around 2.1 km from the centre of Bibra Lake.

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