Solar Power Information - Calavos, QLD, 4670

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Calavos home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Calavos and the 4670 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4670 Solar Power Statistics

In Calavos's postcode area (4670), more than 17,711 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 87,791 kW as at March 31, 2022.

Given a population of 72,837, this works out to 1,205 watts per person in the area, compared to a 723 watts Australian average. There are approximately 34,059 dwellings in the 4670 area, so that calculates out at 52 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 415,142 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 25,946 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Calavos and 4670 postcode area residents are collectively generating $39,396,932 of energy at retail prices a year!

Calavos solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4670 region avoiding 121,221 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Calavos?

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Solar Energy Resources In Calavos

Calavos experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.64 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 4670 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 Calavos 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 Calavos in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,178 kWh (equivalent to ~89% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,904 kWh (~118%)
  • 5kW system - 8,630 kWh (~148%)
  • 6kW system - 10,356 kWh (~177%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Calavos, 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 Calavos's case, that is 24 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, Calavos 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 4670 area.

Calavos 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, Calavos solar power system owners can expect to save $1,657 per year.

Bundaberg Regional Council Requirements.

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

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

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Calavos

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 Calavos home will depend on various factors. 

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

Calavos Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Calavos QLD 4670 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4670 current as at March 31, 2022.
  • Bundaberg Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Calavos 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 Elliott Heads Road , coordinates 24°54'11" S 152°28'16" E, around 4.6 km from the centre of Calavos.

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