Solar Power Information - Cameron Park, NSW, 2285

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Cameron Park home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Cameron Park and the 2285 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2285 Solar Power Statistics

In Cameron Park's postcode area (2285), more than 5,093 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 32,196 kW as at January 31, 2024.

Given a population of 32,382, this works out to 994 watts per person in the area, compared to a 947 watts Australian average. There are approximately 12,775 dwellings in the 2285 area, so that calculates out at 40 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 36.

Based on a conservative average of 124,442 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 7,778 homes) and retail electricity costs of 34c per kilowatt-hour; Cameron Park and 2285 postcode area residents are collectively generating $15,443,276 of energy at retail prices a year!

Cameron Park solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2285 region avoiding 37,246 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Cameron Park?

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Solar Energy Resources In Cameron Park

Cameron Park experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.61 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 2285 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 Cameron Park 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 Cameron Park in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 7,054 kWh (equivalent to ~121% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 8,465 kWh (~145%)
  • 10kW system - 14,108 kWh (~242%)
  • 13kW system - 18,340 kWh (~314%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Cameron Park, New South Wales 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 Cameron Park's case, that is 32 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 New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Cameron Park solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, 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 2285 area.

Cameron Park 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, Cameron Park solar power system owners can expect to save $1,546 per year.

Lake Macquarie City Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Lake Macquarie City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Cameron Park should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In New South Wales

A series of steps must be completed in New South Wales 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 New South Wales.

Solar Panel Installers In Cameron Park

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Installing A Solar Battery In Cameron Park

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 Cameron Park home will depend on various factors. 

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

Cameron Park Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Cameron Park NSW 2285 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2285 current as at January 31, 2024.
  • Lake Macquarie City Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Cameron Park is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the New South Wales average of 0.82kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Edgeworth Wwtp , coordinates 32°55'55" S 151°37'2" E, around 3.1 km from the centre of Cameron Park.

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