Solar Power Information - Erina Heights, NSW, 2260

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Erina Heights home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Erina Heights and the 2260 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2260 Solar Power Statistics

In Erina Heights's postcode area (2260), more than 1,843 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 8,518 kW as at August 31, 2020.

Given a population of 22,025, this works out to 387 watts per person in the area, compared to a 512 watts Australian average. There are approximately 9,852 dwellings in the 2260 area, so that calculates out at 19 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 27.

Based on a conservative average of 33,138 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,071 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Erina Heights and 2260 postcode area residents are collectively generating $3,507,627 of energy at retail prices a year!

Erina Heights solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2260 region avoiding 9,918 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Erina Heights

Erina Heights experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.64 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 2260 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 Erina 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 Erina Heights in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,260 kWh (equivalent to ~73% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,680 kWh (~97%)
  • 5kW system - 7,100 kWh (~122%)
  • 6kW system - 8,520 kWh (~146%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Erina 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, Erina Heights solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 15c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2260 area.

Erina 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 15c, Erina Heights solar power system owners can expect to save $1,874 per year.

Central Coast City Council Requirements.

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

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

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Erina Heights Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Erina Heights NSW 2260 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2260 current as at August 31, 2020.
  • Central Coast City Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Erina 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 Terrigal Memorial Country Club , coordinates 33°25'50" S 151°26'15" E, around 2.3 km from the centre of Erina Heights.

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