Solar Power Information - Bridgewater, TAS, 7030

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Bridgewater home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Bridgewater and the 7030 postcode area in Tasmania.

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Postcode 7030 Solar Power Statistics

In Bridgewater's postcode area (7030), more than 1,188 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,160 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 16,203, this works out to 318 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,478 dwellings in the 7030 area, so that calculates out at 16 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 16,830 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,052 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Bridgewater and 7030 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,597,177 of energy at retail prices a year!

Bridgewater solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 7030 region avoiding 1,167 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 3.89 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 7030 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 - 3,571 kWh (equivalent to ~61% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 4,762 kWh (~82%)
  • 5kW system - 5,952 kWh (~102%)
  • 6kW system - 7,143 kWh (~122%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Bridgewater, Tasmania should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 27 degrees to 37 degrees, with 32 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Tasmania

As well as providing your home with electricity, Bridgewater solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In TAS, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 14c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 7030 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 $1,214 per year.

Brighton Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Brighton Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include if the installation is not in a residential zone, not per building envelope, greater than 4 square metres or on a Heritage building.

It's important to check with Brighton 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 Tasmania

A series of steps must be completed in Tasmania 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 Tasmania.

Solar Panel Installers In Bridgewater

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

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Bridgewater Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Bridgewater TAS 7030 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 7030 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Brighton Council - Tasmania

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Bridgewater is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Tasmania average of 0.19kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Bridgewater (Treatment Plant) , coordinates 42°44'30" S 147°14'20" E, around 886 metres from the centre of Bridgewater.

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