Solar Power Information - Cape Otway, VIC, 3233

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Cape Otway home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Cape Otway and the 3233 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3233 Solar Power Statistics

In Cape Otway's postcode area (3233), more than 373 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 2,195 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 1,612, this works out to 1,361 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,142 dwellings in the 3233 area, so that calculates out at 17 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 7,361 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 460 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Cape Otway and 3233 postcode area residents are collectively generating $644,780 of energy at retail prices a year!

Cape Otway solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3233 region avoiding 2,875 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Cape Otway?

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Solar Energy Resources In Cape Otway

Cape Otway experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4 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 3233 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 Cape Otway 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 Cape Otway in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,672 kWh (equivalent to ~63% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 4,896 kWh (~84%)
  • 5kW system - 6,121 kWh (~105%)
  • 6kW system - 7,345 kWh (~126%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Cape Otway, Victoria 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 Cape Otway's case, that is 38 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 Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Cape Otway solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 10c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3233 area.

Cape Otway 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 10c, Cape Otway solar power system owners can expect to save $1,249 per year.

Colac-Otway Shire Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Colac-Otway Shire Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Cape Otway should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Victoria

A series of steps must be completed in Victoria 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 Victoria.

Solar Panel Installers In Cape Otway

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Cape Otway Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Cape Otway VIC 3233 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3233 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Colac-Otway Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Cape Otway is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Victoria average of 1.07kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Cape Otway Lighthouse , coordinates 38°51'20" S 143°30'46" E, around 912 metres from the centre of Cape Otway.

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