Solar Power Information - Essendon, VIC, 3040

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Essendon home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Essendon and the 3040 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3040 Solar Power Statistics

In Essendon's postcode area (3040), more than 1,098 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 4,951 kW as at December 31, 2020.

Given a population of 24,218, this works out to 204 watts per person in the area, compared to a 556 watts Australian average. There are approximately 10,641 dwellings in the 3040 area, so that calculates out at 10 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 17,312 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,082 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Essendon and 3040 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,516,494 of energy at retail prices a year!

Essendon solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3040 region avoiding 6,761 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Essendon?

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Solar Energy Resources In Essendon

Essendon experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.17 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 3040 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 Essendon 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 Essendon in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,828 kWh (equivalent to ~66% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,105 kWh (~87%)
  • 5kW system - 6,381 kWh (~109%)
  • 6kW system - 7,657 kWh (~131%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Essendon, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 22 degrees to 32 degrees, with 27 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Essendon solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 10c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3040 area.

Essendon 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 10c, Essendon solar power system owners can expect to save $1,302 per year.

Moonee Valley City Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Victoria

A series of steps must be completed in Victoria 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 Victoria.

Solar Panel Installers In Essendon

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Essendon Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Essendon VIC 3040 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3040 current as at December 31, 2020.
  • Moonee Valley City Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Essendon is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Victoria average of 1.07kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Essendon Airport , coordinates 37°43'39" S 144°54'24" E, around 3.2 km from the centre of Essendon.

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