Solar Power Information - Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Fortitude Valley home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Fortitude Valley and the 4006 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4006 Solar Power Statistics

In Fortitude Valley's postcode area (4006), more than 398 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,119 kW as at March 31, 2022.

Given a population of 11,998, this works out to 427 watts per person in the area, compared to a 723 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,697 dwellings in the 4006 area, so that calculates out at 5 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 22,187 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,387 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Fortitude Valley and 4006 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,105,584 of energy at retail prices a year!

Fortitude Valley solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4006 region avoiding 6,479 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Fortitude Valley?

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Solar Energy Resources In Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.17 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 4006 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 Fortitude Valley 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 Fortitude Valley in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,746 kWh (equivalent to ~81% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,329 kWh (~108%)
  • 5kW system - 7,911 kWh (~135%)
  • 6kW system - 9,493 kWh (~163%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Fortitude Valley, Queensland 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 Fortitude Valley's case, that is 27 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 Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Fortitude Valley solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In QLD, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 15c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 4006 area.

Fortitude Valley 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, Fortitude Valley solar power system owners can expect to save $1,519 per year.

Brisbane City Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Queensland

A series of steps must be completed in Queensland 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 Queensland.

Solar Panel Installers In Fortitude Valley

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Fortitude Valley

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 Fortitude Valley home will depend on various factors. 

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

Fortitude Valley Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4006 current as at March 31, 2022.
  • Brisbane City Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Fortitude Valley is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Queensland average of 0.8kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Brisbane Show Grounds , coordinates 27°27'2" S 153°1'60" E, around 761 metres from the centre of Fortitude Valley.

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