Solar Power Information - Burnside, QLD, 4560

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Burnside home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Burnside and the 4560 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4560 Solar Power Statistics

In Burnside's postcode area (4560), more than 7,595 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 35,742 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 29,235, this works out to 1,223 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 12,723 dwellings in the 4560 area, so that calculates out at 60 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 151,635 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 9,477 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Burnside and 4560 postcode area residents are collectively generating $14,390,144 of energy at retail prices a year!

Burnside solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4560 region avoiding 44,277 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Burnside?

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Solar Energy Resources In Burnside

Burnside experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.06 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 4560 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 Burnside 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 Burnside in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,645 kWh (equivalent to ~80% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,194 kWh (~106%)
  • 5kW system - 7,742 kWh (~133%)
  • 6kW system - 9,291 kWh (~159%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Burnside, 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 Burnside's case, that is 26 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, Burnside solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In QLD, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 15c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 4560 area.

Burnside 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 6c, Burnside solar power system owners can expect to save $1,487 per year.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Sunshine Coast Regional Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Burnside 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 Burnside

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Burnside Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Burnside QLD 4560 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4560 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Burnside 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 Moreton Sugar Mill , coordinates 26°37'36" S 152°57'24" E, around 980 metres from the centre of Burnside.

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