Solar Power Information - Cherry Gully, QLD, 4370

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Cherry Gully home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Cherry Gully and the 4370 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4370 Solar Power Statistics

In Cherry Gully's postcode area (4370), more than 2,853 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 15,352 kW as at December 31, 2020.

Given a population of 17,111, this works out to 897 watts per person in the area, compared to a 556 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,911 dwellings in the 4370 area, so that calculates out at 36 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 65,772 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,111 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Cherry Gully and 4370 postcode area residents are collectively generating $6,241,769 of energy at retail prices a year!

Cherry Gully solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4370 region avoiding 19,205 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Cherry Gully?

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Solar Energy Resources In Cherry Gully

Cherry Gully experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.11 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 4370 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 Cherry Gully 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 Cherry Gully in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,691 kWh (equivalent to ~80% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,255 kWh (~107%)
  • 5kW system - 7,819 kWh (~134%)
  • 6kW system - 9,383 kWh (~161%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Cherry Gully, Queensland should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 13 degrees to 23 degrees, with 18 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Cherry Gully 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 4370 area.

Cherry Gully 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, Cherry Gully solar power system owners can expect to save $1,501 per year.

Southern Downs Regional Council Requirements.

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

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

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Cherry Gully Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Cherry Gully QLD 4370 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4370 current as at December 31, 2020.
  • Southern Downs Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Cherry Gully 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 Cherrabah , coordinates 28°25'42" S 152°5'24" E, around 3.9 km from the centre of Cherry Gully.

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