Solar Power Information - Christmas Island, CX, 6798

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Christmas Island home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Christmas Island and the 6798 postcode area in .

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Postcode 6798 Solar Power Statistics

In Christmas Island's postcode area (6798), more than 132 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 929 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 1,069, this works out to 869 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 485 dwellings in the 6798 area, so that calculates out at 27 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 4,868 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 304 homes) and retail electricity costs of 0c per kilowatt-hour; Christmas Island and 6798 postcode area residents are collectively generating $0 of energy at retail prices a year!

Christmas Island solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6798 region avoiding 0 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Christmas Island?

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Solar Energy Resources In Christmas Island

Christmas Island experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 6.25 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 6798 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 Island 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 Island in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,738 kWh (equivalent to ~98% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 7,651 kWh (~131%)
  • 5kW system - 9,563 kWh (~164%)
  • 6kW system - 11,476 kWh (~197%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Christmas Island, 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 Island's case, that is 10 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

As well as providing your home with electricity, Christmas Island solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In CX, feed in tariffs currently range from 0c to 0c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6798 area.

Christmas Island 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 0c, Christmas Island solar power system owners can expect to save $0 per year.

Unincorporated Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Unincorporated Council area.

It's important to check with Unincorporated Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Christmas Island should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In

A series of steps must be completed in 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 .

Solar Panel Installers In Christmas Island

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Christmas Island

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 Island home will depend on various factors. 

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

Christmas Island Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Christmas Island CX 6798 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6798 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Unincorporated Council -

Some additional notes:

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

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Vlamingh Head , coordinates 21°48'24" S 114°6'26" E, around 1549.5 km from the centre of Christmas Island.

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