Solar Power Information - Bridgewater, VIC, 3516

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Bridgewater home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Bridgewater and the 3516 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3516 Solar Power Statistics

In Bridgewater's postcode area (3516), more than 114 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 506 kW as at December 31, 2020.

Given a population of 615, this works out to 824 watts per person in the area, compared to a 556 watts Australian average. There are approximately 313 dwellings in the 3516 area, so that calculates out at 36 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 2,043 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 128 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Bridgewater and 3516 postcode area residents are collectively generating $178,928 of energy at retail prices a year!

Bridgewater solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3516 region avoiding 798 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Bridgewater?

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Solar Energy Resources In Bridgewater

Bridgewater 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 3516 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 Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 21 degrees to 31 degrees, with 26 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Bridgewater solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 10c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3516 area.

Bridgewater 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 10c, Bridgewater solar power system owners can expect to save $1,501 per year.

Loddon Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Victoria

A series of steps must be completed in Victoria 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 Victoria.

Solar Panel Installers In Bridgewater

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Bridgewater Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Bridgewater VIC 3516 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3516 current as at December 31, 2020.
  • Loddon Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Bridgewater is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Victoria average of 1.07kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Bridgewater (Post Office) , coordinates 36°36'3" S 143°56'28" E, around 1.7 km from the centre of Bridgewater.

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