Solar Power Information - Bicheno, TAS, 7215

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Bicheno home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Bicheno and the 7215 postcode area in Tasmania.

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Postcode 7215 Solar Power Statistics

In Bicheno's postcode area (7215), more than 554 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 2,422 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 2,821, this works out to 859 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,624 dwellings in the 7215 area, so that calculates out at 21 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 7,677 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 480 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Bicheno and 7215 postcode area residents are collectively generating $728,559 of energy at retail prices a year!

Bicheno solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 7215 region avoiding 532 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Bicheno?

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Solar Energy Resources In Bicheno

Bicheno experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 3.78 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 7215 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 Bicheno 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 Bicheno in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,470 kWh (equivalent to ~59% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 4,627 kWh (~79%)
  • 5kW system - 5,784 kWh (~99%)
  • 6kW system - 6,941 kWh (~119%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Bicheno, Tasmania 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 Bicheno's case, that is 41 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 Tasmania

As well as providing your home with electricity, Bicheno solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In TAS, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 14c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 7215 area.

Bicheno 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 8c, Bicheno solar power system owners can expect to save $1,180 per year.

Glamorgan/Spring Bay Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Glamorgan/Spring Bay Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include where the the solar panels cover more than 38 square meters (systems larger than 6kW), if the solar panels are on tilt up frames or if the solar panels will be closer than 200mm (20cm) to any roof edge, or they overhang a roof edge.

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Tasmania

A series of steps must be completed in Tasmania 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 Tasmania.

Solar Panel Installers In Bicheno

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Bicheno Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Bicheno TAS 7215 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 7215 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Glamorgan/Spring Bay Council - Tasmania

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Bicheno is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Tasmania average of 0.19kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Bicheno (Council Depot) , coordinates 41°52'26" S 148°18'13" E, around 99 metres from the centre of Bicheno.

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