Solar Power Information - Birchgrove, NSW, 2041

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Birchgrove home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Birchgrove and the 2041 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2041 Solar Power Statistics

In Birchgrove's postcode area (2041), more than 554 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 2,421 kW as at June 30, 2022.

Given a population of 14,606, this works out to 166 watts per person in the area, compared to a 742 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,428 dwellings in the 2041 area, so that calculates out at 7 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 31.

Based on a conservative average of 9,255 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 578 homes) and retail electricity costs of 25c per kilowatt-hour; Birchgrove and 2041 postcode area residents are collectively generating $844,490 of energy at retail prices a year!

Birchgrove solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2041 region avoiding 2,770 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Birchgrove?

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Solar Energy Resources In Birchgrove

Birchgrove experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.56 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 2041 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 Birchgrove 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 Birchgrove in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,186 kWh (equivalent to ~72% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,582 kWh (~96%)
  • 5kW system - 6,977 kWh (~119%)
  • 6kW system - 8,373 kWh (~143%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Birchgrove, 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 Birchgrove'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, Birchgrove solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 3c to 13c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2041 area.

Birchgrove Solar Energy Savings

Based on a 6.6kW system installation, a self-consumption rate of 40% and the low end of the feed in tariff range rate of 3c, Birchgrove solar power system owners can expect to save $1,087 per year.

Inner West Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Inner West Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include where the solar panel installation will reduce visibility in heritage conservation areas and has an impact on neighbours.

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

In our network we have quality, thoroughly pre-vetted solar power system installers servicing Birchgrove. If you're ready to get quotes from installation professionals we know and trust:

Installing A Solar Battery In Birchgrove

Households across Australia are increasingly thinking of installing a home battery; either as an addition/upgrade to an existing PV system, or installed concurrently with solar panels. Whether batteries will make sense for your Birchgrove home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Birchgrove who can advise you on home energy storage as a retrofit upgrade or part of a full solar + battery system installation - and provide a quote.

If you have any questions regarding choosing, buying and installing solar panels in Birchgrove (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Birchgrove Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Birchgrove NSW 2041 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2041 current as at June 30, 2022.
  • Inner West Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Birchgrove 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 Waverton Bowling Club , coordinates 33°50'28" S 151°11'48" E, around 2 km from the centre of Birchgrove.

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