Solar Power Information - Christmas Hills, VIC, 3775

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Christmas Hills home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Christmas Hills and the 3775 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3775 Solar Power Statistics

In Christmas Hills's postcode area (3775), more than 563 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 3,358 kW as at March 31, 2022.

Given a population of 3,573, this works out to 940 watts per person in the area, compared to a 723 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,446 dwellings in the 3775 area, so that calculates out at 39 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 11,488 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 718 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Christmas Hills and 3775 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,006,377 of energy at retail prices a year!

Christmas Hills solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3775 region avoiding 4,487 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Christmas Hills?

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Solar Energy Resources In Christmas Hills

Christmas Hills experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.08 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 3775 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 Christmas Hills 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 Christmas Hills in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,746 kWh (equivalent to ~64% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 4,994 kWh (~86%)
  • 5kW system - 6,243 kWh (~107%)
  • 6kW system - 7,492 kWh (~128%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Christmas Hills, 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 Christmas Hills's case, that is 37 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, Christmas Hills 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 3775 area.

Christmas Hills 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, Christmas Hills solar power system owners can expect to save $1,274 per year.

Nillumbik Shire Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Nillumbik Shire Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Christmas Hills 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 Christmas Hills

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Christmas Hills

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 Christmas Hills home will depend on various factors. 

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

Christmas Hills Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Christmas Hills VIC 3775 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3775 current as at March 31, 2022.
  • Nillumbik Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Christmas Hills 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 Kangaroo Ground , coordinates 37°40'59" S 145°15'6" E, around 6.8 km from the centre of Christmas Hills.

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