Solar Power Information - Coldstream, VIC, 3770

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Coldstream home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Coldstream and the 3770 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3770 Solar Power Statistics

In Coldstream's postcode area (3770), more than 393 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 3,227 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 3,007, this works out to 1,073 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,149 dwellings in the 3770 area, so that calculates out at 34 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 11,040 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 690 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Coldstream and 3770 postcode area residents are collectively generating $967,136 of energy at retail prices a year!

Coldstream solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3770 region avoiding 4,312 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Coldstream?

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Solar Energy Resources In Coldstream

Coldstream 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 3770 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 Coldstream 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 Coldstream 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 Coldstream, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 22 degrees to 32 degrees, with 27 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Coldstream 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 3770 area.

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

Yarra Ranges Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

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Coldstream Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Coldstream VIC 3770 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3770 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Yarra Ranges Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Coldstream 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 Coldstream , coordinates 37°43'26" S 145°24'33" E, around 2.7 km from the centre of Coldstream.

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