Solar Power Information - Clagiraba, QLD, 4211

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Clagiraba home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Clagiraba and the 4211 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4211 Solar Power Statistics

In Clagiraba's postcode area (4211), more than 11,661 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 60,768 kW as at March 31, 2022.

Given a population of 57,172, this works out to 1,063 watts per person in the area, compared to a 723 watts Australian average. There are approximately 22,098 dwellings in the 4211 area, so that calculates out at 53 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 256,276 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 16,017 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Clagiraba and 4211 postcode area residents are collectively generating $24,320,626 of energy at retail prices a year!

Clagiraba solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4211 region avoiding 74,833 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Clagiraba?

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Solar Energy Resources In Clagiraba

Clagiraba experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.03 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 4211 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 Clagiraba 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 Clagiraba in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,618 kWh (equivalent to ~79% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,157 kWh (~105%)
  • 5kW system - 7,697 kWh (~132%)
  • 6kW system - 9,236 kWh (~158%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Clagiraba, Queensland 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 Clagiraba's case, that is 27 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 Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Clagiraba 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 4211 area.

Clagiraba 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, Clagiraba solar power system owners can expect to save $1,478 per year.

Gold Coast City Council Requirements.

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

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

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Clagiraba

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 Clagiraba home will depend on various factors. 

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

Clagiraba Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Clagiraba QLD 4211 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4211 current as at March 31, 2022.
  • Gold Coast City Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Clagiraba 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 Mt Tamborine Alert , coordinates 27°58'10" S 153°12'48" E, around 3.6 km from the centre of Clagiraba.

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