Solar Power Information - Burnside, SA, 5066

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Burnside home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Burnside and the 5066 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5066 Solar Power Statistics

In Burnside's postcode area (5066), more than 2,296 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 13,798 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 11,303, this works out to 1,221 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 4,685 dwellings in the 5066 area, so that calculates out at 49 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 54,604 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 3,413 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Burnside and 5066 postcode area residents are collectively generating $7,374,239 of energy at retail prices a year!

Burnside solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5066 region avoiding 10,164 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 4.72 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 5066 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 - 4,333 kWh (equivalent to ~74% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,778 kWh (~99%)
  • 5kW system - 7,222 kWh (~124%)
  • 6kW system - 8,667 kWh (~148%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Burnside, South Australia 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 34 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 South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Burnside 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 5066 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 8c, Burnside solar power system owners can expect to save $1,950 per year.

Burnside City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Burnside City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include on a Heritage listed building. In the case of a Local Heritage listed building, the panels must not be able to be seen from a public street at ground level.

It's important to check with Burnside City 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 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 Burnside

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Burnside

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 Burnside home will depend on various factors. 

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

Burnside Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Burnside SA 5066 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5066 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Burnside City Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Burnside 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 Burnside , coordinates 34°56'19" S 138°39'39" E, around 252 metres from the centre of Burnside.

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