Solar Power Information - Elizabeth Downs, SA, 5113

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Elizabeth Downs home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Elizabeth Downs and the 5113 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5113 Solar Power Statistics

In Elizabeth Downs's postcode area (5113), more than 2,674 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 13,688 kW as at March 31, 2022.

Given a population of 17,272, this works out to 792 watts per person in the area, compared to a 723 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,739 dwellings in the 5113 area, so that calculates out at 35 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 55,775 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 3,486 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Elizabeth Downs and 5113 postcode area residents are collectively generating $7,532,473 of energy at retail prices a year!

Elizabeth Downs solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5113 region avoiding 10,383 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Elizabeth Downs?

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Solar Energy Resources In Elizabeth Downs

Elizabeth Downs experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.86 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 5113 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 Downs 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 Downs in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,462 kWh (equivalent to ~76% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,949 kWh (~102%)
  • 5kW system - 7,436 kWh (~127%)
  • 6kW system - 8,924 kWh (~153%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Elizabeth Downs, South Australia 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 Downs's case, that is 34 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 South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Elizabeth Downs solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5113 area.

Elizabeth Downs 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 8c, Elizabeth Downs solar power system owners can expect to save $2,008 per year.

Playford City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Playford City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is needed includes where the total system weight exceeds 100Kgs and the weight is not evenly distributed (more than 100Kgs at a point of attachment) and panels overhang from the roof, panels are not fitted parallel to the roof or underside of the panels is more than 100 millimeters above the surface of the roof.

It's important to check with Playford City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Elizabeth Downs should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In South Australia

A series of steps must be completed in South Australia 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 South Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In Elizabeth Downs

In our network we have quality, thoroughly pre-vetted solar power system installers servicing Elizabeth Downs. If you're ready to get quotes from installation professionals we know and trust:

Installing A Solar Battery In Elizabeth Downs

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 Downs home will depend on various factors. 

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

Elizabeth Downs Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Elizabeth Downs SA 5113 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5113 current as at March 31, 2022.
  • Playford City Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Elizabeth Downs is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the South Australia average of 0.51kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Elizabeth Park , coordinates 34°42'37" S 138°40'52" E, around 1.2 km from the centre of Elizabeth Downs.

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