Solar Power Information - Calamvale, QLD, 4116

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Calamvale home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Calamvale and the 4116 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4116 Solar Power Statistics

In Calamvale's postcode area (4116), more than 4,400 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 16,635 kW as at June 30, 2020.

Given a population of 25,351, this works out to 656 watts per person in the area, compared to a 489 watts Australian average. There are approximately 8,224 dwellings in the 4116 area, so that calculates out at 54 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 26.

Based on a conservative average of 71,688 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,480 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Calamvale and 4116 postcode area residents are collectively generating $6,803,177 of energy at retail prices a year!

Calamvale solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4116 region avoiding 20,933 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Calamvale?

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Solar Energy Resources In Calamvale

Calamvale 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 4116 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 Calamvale 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 Calamvale in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,719 kWh (equivalent to ~81% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,292 kWh (~108%)
  • 5kW system - 7,865 kWh (~135%)
  • 6kW system - 9,438 kWh (~162%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Calamvale, Queensland should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 12 degrees to 22 degrees, with 17 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Calamvale solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In QLD, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 15c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 4116 area.

Calamvale 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, Calamvale solar power system owners can expect to save $1,604 per year.

Brisbane City Council Requirements.

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

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

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Calamvale Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Calamvale QLD 4116 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4116 current as at June 30, 2020.
  • Brisbane City Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Calamvale 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 Acacia Ridge Bcc , coordinates 27°37'0" S 153°2'36" E, around 1 km from the centre of Calamvale.

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