Solar Power Information - Brookwater, QLD, 4300

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Brookwater home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Brookwater and the 4300 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4300 Solar Power Statistics

In Brookwater's postcode area (4300), more than 14,978 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 94,362 kW as at April 30, 2024.

Given a population of 65,469, this works out to 1,441 watts per person in the area, compared to a 982 watts Australian average. There are approximately 23,551 dwellings in the 4300 area, so that calculates out at 64 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 37.

Based on a conservative average of 404,280 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 25,268 homes) and retail electricity costs of 30c per kilowatt-hour; Brookwater and 4300 postcode area residents are collectively generating $44,268,695 of energy at retail prices a year!

Brookwater solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4300 region avoiding 118,050 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Brookwater?

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Solar Energy Resources In Brookwater

Brookwater experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.11 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 4300 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 Brookwater 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 Brookwater in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 7,819 kWh (equivalent to ~134% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 9,383 kWh (~161%)
  • 10kW system - 15,638 kWh (~268%)
  • 13kW system - 20,329 kWh (~348%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Brookwater, 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 Brookwater's case, that is 27 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, Brookwater 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 4300 area.

Brookwater 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, Brookwater solar power system owners can expect to save $1,548 per year.

Ipswich City Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Ipswich City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Brookwater 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 Brookwater

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Brookwater

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 Brookwater home will depend on various factors. 

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

Brookwater Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Brookwater QLD 4300 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4300 current as at April 30, 2024.
  • Ipswich City Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Brookwater 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 Opossum Alert , coordinates 27°38'38" S 152°53'39" E, around 1.4 km from the centre of Brookwater.

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