Solar Power Information - City Beach, WA, 6015

If you're considering installing solar panels for your City Beach home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for City Beach and the 6015 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6015 Solar Power Statistics

In City Beach's postcode area (6015), more than 938 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,278 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 6,228, this works out to 847 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,453 dwellings in the 6015 area, so that calculates out at 38 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 23,719 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,482 homes) and retail electricity costs of 27c per kilowatt-hour; City Beach and 6015 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,337,530 of energy at retail prices a year!

City Beach solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6015 region avoiding 6,060 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In City Beach?

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Solar Energy Resources In City Beach

City Beach experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.36 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 6015 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 City Beach 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 City Beach in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,921 kWh (equivalent to ~84% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,561 kWh (~112%)
  • 5kW system - 8,202 kWh (~140%)
  • 6kW system - 9,842 kWh (~169%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in City Beach, Western Australia 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 City Beach's case, that is 31 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 Western Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, City Beach solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed in tariffs currently range from 3c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6015 area.

City Beach 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 3c, City Beach solar power system owners can expect to save $1,476 per year.

Cambridge Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Western Australia

A series of steps must be completed in Western Australia 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 Western Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In City Beach

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

Installing A Solar Battery In City Beach

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 City Beach home will depend on various factors. 

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

City Beach Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in City Beach WA 6015 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6015 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Cambridge Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in City Beach is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Western Australia average of 0.7kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is City Beach , coordinates 31°55'43" S 115°45'55" E, around 909 metres from the centre of City Beach.

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