Solar Power Information - Elizabeth Beach, NSW, 2428

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Elizabeth Beach home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Elizabeth Beach and the 2428 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2428 Solar Power Statistics

In Elizabeth Beach's postcode area (2428), more than 3,981 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 18,134 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 21,474, this works out to 844 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 13,540 dwellings in the 2428 area, so that calculates out at 29 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 72,218 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,514 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Elizabeth Beach and 2428 postcode area residents are collectively generating $7,644,322 of energy at retail prices a year!

Elizabeth Beach solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2428 region avoiding 21,615 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Elizabeth Beach?

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Solar Energy Resources In Elizabeth Beach

Elizabeth Beach experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.75 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 2428 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 Elizabeth Beach 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 Elizabeth Beach in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,361 kWh (equivalent to ~75% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,815 kWh (~100%)
  • 5kW system - 7,268 kWh (~124%)
  • 6kW system - 8,722 kWh (~149%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Elizabeth Beach, New South Wales 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 Elizabeth Beach's case, that is 32 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 New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Elizabeth Beach 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 2428 area.

Elizabeth Beach 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, Elizabeth Beach solar power system owners can expect to save $1,526 per year.

Mid-Coast Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Mid-Coast Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Elizabeth Beach 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 Elizabeth Beach

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Installing A Solar Battery In Elizabeth Beach

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 Elizabeth Beach home will depend on various factors. 

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

Elizabeth Beach Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Elizabeth Beach NSW 2428 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2428 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Mid-Coast Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Elizabeth Beach 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 Smiths Lake (Patsys Flat Road) , coordinates 32°22'47" S 152°30'22" E, around 5.6 km from the centre of Elizabeth Beach.

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