Solar Power Information - Browns Plains, QLD, 4118

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Browns Plains home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Browns Plains and the 4118 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4118 Solar Power Statistics

In Browns Plains's postcode area (4118), more than 7,347 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 39,572 kW as at April 30, 2024.

Given a population of 29,781, this works out to 1,329 watts per person in the area, compared to a 982 watts Australian average. There are approximately 10,583 dwellings in the 4118 area, so that calculates out at 69 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 37.

Based on a conservative average of 170,535 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 10,658 homes) and retail electricity costs of 30c per kilowatt-hour; Browns Plains and 4118 postcode area residents are collectively generating $18,673,583 of energy at retail prices a year!

Browns Plains solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4118 region avoiding 49,796 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Browns Plains?

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Solar Energy Resources In Browns Plains

Browns Plains experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.14 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 4118 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 Browns Plains 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 Browns Plains in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 7,865 kWh (equivalent to ~135% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 9,438 kWh (~162%)
  • 10kW system - 15,730 kWh (~269%)
  • 13kW system - 20,449 kWh (~350%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Browns Plains, 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 Browns Plains'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, Browns Plains 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 4118 area.

Browns Plains 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, Browns Plains solar power system owners can expect to save $1,557 per year.

Logan City Council Requirements.

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

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

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Installing A Solar Battery In Browns Plains

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 Browns Plains home will depend on various factors. 

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

Browns Plains Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Browns Plains QLD 4118 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4118 current as at April 30, 2024.
  • Logan City Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Browns Plains 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 Regents Park , coordinates 27°40'11" S 153°2'39" E, around 1.1 km from the centre of Browns Plains.

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