Solar Power Information - East Palmerston, QLD, 4860

If you're considering installing solar panels for your East Palmerston home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for East Palmerston and the 4860 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4860 Solar Power Statistics

In East Palmerston's postcode area (4860), more than 1,280 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 8,797 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 9,973, this works out to 882 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 4,538 dwellings in the 4860 area, so that calculates out at 28 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 37,101 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,319 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; East Palmerston and 4860 postcode area residents are collectively generating $3,520,902 of energy at retail prices a year!

East Palmerston solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4860 region avoiding 10,834 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In East Palmerston?

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Solar Energy Resources In East Palmerston

East Palmerston 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 4860 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 East Palmerston 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 East Palmerston 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 East Palmerston, 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 East Palmerston's case, that is 17 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, East Palmerston 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 4860 area.

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

Cassowary Coast Regional Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Cassowary Coast Regional Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in East Palmerston 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 East Palmerston

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East Palmerston Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in East Palmerston QLD 4860 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4860 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Cassowary Coast Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in East Palmerston 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 Crawfords Lookout Alert , coordinates 17°36'54" S 145°48'4" E, around 4.2 km from the centre of East Palmerston.

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