Solar Power Information - Frankston North, VIC, 3200

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Frankston North home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Frankston North and the 3200 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3200 Solar Power Statistics

In Frankston North's postcode area (3200), more than 392 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 1,539 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 5,094, this works out to 302 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,340 dwellings in the 3200 area, so that calculates out at 17 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 5,407 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 338 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Frankston North and 3200 postcode area residents are collectively generating $473,652 of energy at retail prices a year!

Frankston North solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3200 region avoiding 2,112 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Frankston North?

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Solar Energy Resources In Frankston North

Frankston North experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.19 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 3200 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 Frankston North 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 Frankston North in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,847 kWh (equivalent to ~66% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,129 kWh (~88%)
  • 5kW system - 6,411 kWh (~110%)
  • 6kW system - 7,694 kWh (~132%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Frankston North, Victoria 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 Frankston North's case, that is 38 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 Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Frankston North 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 3200 area.

Frankston North 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, Frankston North solar power system owners can expect to save $1,308 per year.

Frankston City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Frankston City Council area. Circumstances where an approval may be required include if the property is within a conservation or heritage overlay, if the size and position of solar PV system is not as per guidelines, if the total weight of panels at any one point of attachment to the building is above the benchmark or if the panels compromise building integrity.

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

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Frankston North

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 Frankston North home will depend on various factors. 

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

Frankston North Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Frankston North VIC 3200 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3200 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Frankston City Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Frankston North 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 Carrum Downs , coordinates 38°7'0" S 145°10'47" E, around 2.9 km from the centre of Frankston North.

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