Solar Power Information - Elanora Heights, NSW, 2101

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Elanora Heights home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Elanora Heights and the 2101 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2101 Solar Power Statistics

In Elanora Heights's postcode area (2101), more than 851 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 4,027 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 17,648, this works out to 228 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,517 dwellings in the 2101 area, so that calculates out at 11 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 14,822 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 926 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Elanora Heights and 2101 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,568,949 of energy at retail prices a year!

Elanora Heights solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2101 region avoiding 4,436 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Elanora Heights

Elanora Heights experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.39 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 2101 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 Elanora Heights 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 Elanora Heights in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,030 kWh (equivalent to ~69% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,374 kWh (~92%)
  • 5kW system - 6,717 kWh (~115%)
  • 6kW system - 8,061 kWh (~138%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Elanora Heights, New South Wales should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 18 degrees to 28 degrees, with 23 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Elanora Heights solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2101 area.

Elanora Heights 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, Elanora Heights solar power system owners can expect to save $1,411 per year.

Northern Beaches Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In New South Wales

A series of steps must be completed in New South Wales 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 New South Wales.

Solar Panel Installers In Elanora Heights

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Elanora Heights Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Elanora Heights NSW 2101 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2101 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Northern Beaches Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Elanora Heights is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the New South Wales average of 0.82kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Ingleside (Animal Welfare League Nsw) , coordinates 33°40'16" S 151°16'26" E, around 2.7 km from the centre of Elanora Heights.

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