Solar Power Information - Collingwood, VIC, 3066

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Collingwood home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Collingwood and the 3066 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3066 Solar Power Statistics

In Collingwood's postcode area (3066), more than 249 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 2,282 kW as at January 31, 2024.

Given a population of 8,366, this works out to 273 watts per person in the area, compared to a 947 watts Australian average. There are approximately 5,357 dwellings in the 3066 area, so that calculates out at 5 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 36.

Based on a conservative average of 8,016 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 501 homes) and retail electricity costs of 28c per kilowatt-hour; Collingwood and 3066 postcode area residents are collectively generating $819,274 of energy at retail prices a year!

Collingwood solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3066 region avoiding 3,131 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Collingwood?

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Solar Energy Resources In Collingwood

Collingwood experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.19 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 3066 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 Collingwood 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 Collingwood in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 6,411 kWh (equivalent to ~110% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 7,694 kWh (~132%)
  • 10kW system - 12,823 kWh (~220%)
  • 13kW system - 16,669 kWh (~285%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Collingwood, 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 Collingwood'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, Collingwood solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 5c to 10c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3066 area.

Collingwood Solar Energy Savings

Based on a 6.6kW system installation, a self-consumption rate of 40% and the low end of the feed in tariff range rate of 5c, Collingwood solar power system owners can expect to save $1,202 per year.

Yarra City Council Requirements.

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

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

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Installing A Solar Battery In Collingwood

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 Collingwood home will depend on various factors. 

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

Collingwood Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Collingwood VIC 3066 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3066 current as at January 31, 2024.
  • Yarra City Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Collingwood 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 Melbourne Regional Office , coordinates 37°48'27" S 144°58'12" E, around 1.3 km from the centre of Collingwood.

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