Solar Power Information - Bridgewater, SA, 5155

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Bridgewater home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Bridgewater and the 5155 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5155 Solar Power Statistics

In Bridgewater's postcode area (5155), more than 631 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 3,029 kW as at February 28, 2021.

Given a population of 3,622, this works out to 836 watts per person in the area, compared to a 580 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,544 dwellings in the 5155 area, so that calculates out at 41 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 11,707 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 732 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Bridgewater and 5155 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,580,976 of energy at retail prices a year!

Bridgewater solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5155 region avoiding 2,179 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 4.61 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 5155 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 - 4,232 kWh (equivalent to ~72% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,643 kWh (~97%)
  • 5kW system - 7,054 kWh (~121%)
  • 6kW system - 8,465 kWh (~145%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Bridgewater, South Australia should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 20 degrees to 30 degrees, with 25 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Bridgewater 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 5155 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 8c, Bridgewater solar power system owners can expect to save $1,905 per year.

Adelaide Hills Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Adelaide Hills Council area. Circumstances where approval is required include where if installed on a Local Heritage listed building and part of the system will be able to be seen by a person standing at ground level in a public street. Approval is also required where panels have a total weight exceeding 100kg, or where panels overhang any part of the roof, or where with panels that won't be fitted parallel to the roof with the underside surface of the panel being more than 100mm above the surface of the roof.

It's important to check with Adelaide Hills 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 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 Bridgewater

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Bridgewater Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Bridgewater SA 5155 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5155 current as at February 28, 2021.
  • Adelaide Hills Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Bridgewater 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 Bridgewater , coordinates 35°0'35" S 138°45'24" E, around 307 metres from the centre of Bridgewater.

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