Solar Power Information - Carina, VIC, 3512

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Carina home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Carina and the 3512 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3512 Solar Power Statistics

In Carina's postcode area (3512), more than 62 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 276 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 339, this works out to 815 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 204 dwellings in the 3512 area, so that calculates out at 30 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 1,152 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 72 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Carina and 3512 postcode area residents are collectively generating $100,912 of energy at retail prices a year!

Carina solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3512 region avoiding 450 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Carina?

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Solar Energy Resources In Carina

Carina experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.97 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 3512 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 Carina 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 Carina in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,563 kWh (equivalent to ~78% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,084 kWh (~104%)
  • 5kW system - 7,605 kWh (~130%)
  • 6kW system - 9,126 kWh (~156%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Carina, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 20 degrees to 30 degrees, with 25 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Carina 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 3512 area.

Carina 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, Carina solar power system owners can expect to save $1,551 per year.

Mildura Rural City Council Requirements.

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

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

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

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Carina Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Carina VIC 3512 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3512 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Mildura Rural City Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Carina 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 Carina , coordinates 35°14'54" S 141°4'51" E, around 4 km from the centre of Carina.

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