Solar Power Information - Birdsville, QLD, 4482

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Birdsville home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Birdsville and the 4482 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4482 Solar Power Statistics

In Birdsville's postcode area (4482), more than 34 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 405 kW as at June 30, 2022.

Given a population of 74, this works out to 5,468 watts per person in the area, compared to a 742 watts Australian average. There are approximately 67 dwellings in the 4482 area, so that calculates out at 51 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 31.

Based on a conservative average of 2,035 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 127 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Birdsville and 4482 postcode area residents are collectively generating $178,298 of energy at retail prices a year!

Birdsville solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4482 region avoiding 594 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Birdsville?

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Solar Energy Resources In Birdsville

Birdsville experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 6 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 4482 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 Birdsville 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 Birdsville in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,508 kWh (equivalent to ~94% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 7,345 kWh (~126%)
  • 5kW system - 9,181 kWh (~157%)
  • 6kW system - 11,017 kWh (~189%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Birdsville, Queensland 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 Birdsville's case, that is 25 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 Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Birdsville solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In QLD, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 5c to 10c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 4482 area.

Birdsville 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 5c, Birdsville solar power system owners can expect to save $1,527 per year.

Diamantina Shire Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Diamantina Shire Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Birdsville should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Queensland

A series of steps must be completed in Queensland 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 Queensland.

Solar Panel Installers In Birdsville

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Installing A Solar Battery In Birdsville

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 Birdsville home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Birdsville 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 Birdsville (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Birdsville Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Birdsville QLD 4482 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4482 current as at June 30, 2022.
  • Diamantina Shire Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Birdsville is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Queensland average of 0.8kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Roseberth Station , coordinates 25°47'24" S 139°35'8" E, around 34.4 km from the centre of Birdsville.

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