Solar Power Information - Black Forest, SA, 5035

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Black Forest home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Black Forest and the 5035 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5035 Solar Power Statistics

In Black Forest's postcode area (5035), more than 817 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 4,487 kW as at April 30, 2021.

Given a population of 5,639, this works out to 796 watts per person in the area, compared to a 605 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,852 dwellings in the 5035 area, so that calculates out at 29 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 30.

Based on a conservative average of 18,094 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,131 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Black Forest and 5035 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,443,568 of energy at retail prices a year!

Black Forest solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5035 region avoiding 3,368 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Black Forest?

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Solar Energy Resources In Black Forest

Black Forest experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.81 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 5035 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 Black Forest 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 Black Forest in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,416 kWh (equivalent to ~76% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,888 kWh (~101%)
  • 5kW system - 7,360 kWh (~126%)
  • 6kW system - 8,832 kWh (~151%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Black Forest, South Australia should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 19 degrees to 29 degrees, with 24 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Black Forest solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5035 area.

Black Forest 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, Black Forest solar power system owners can expect to save $1,987 per year.

Unley City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Unley City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is needed incudes if the photovoltaic system will be installed at a local heritage place and it is visible from the street, the total weight is more than 100 Kgs and the weight is not distributed evenly, panels will overhang from the roof, or if the panels are not fitted parallel to the roof, or with the underside surface of the panels being more than 100 millimetres above the surface of the roof.

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In South Australia

A series of steps must be completed in South 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 South Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In Black Forest

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Black Forest Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Black Forest SA 5035 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5035 current as at April 30, 2021.
  • Unley City Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Black Forest is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the South Australia average of 0.51kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Clarence Gardens Bowling Club , coordinates 34°58'21" S 138°34'44" E, around 1 km from the centre of Black Forest.

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