Solar Power Information - Frenchville, QLD, 4701

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Frenchville home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Frenchville and the 4701 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4701 Solar Power Statistics

In Frenchville's postcode area (4701), more than 7,994 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 43,566 kW as at January 31, 2024.

Given a population of 40,042, this works out to 1,088 watts per person in the area, compared to a 947 watts Australian average. There are approximately 17,715 dwellings in the 4701 area, so that calculates out at 45 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 36.

Based on a conservative average of 203,090 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 12,693 homes) and retail electricity costs of 30c per kilowatt-hour; Frenchville and 4701 postcode area residents are collectively generating $22,238,328 of energy at retail prices a year!

Frenchville solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4701 region avoiding 59,302 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Frenchville?

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Solar Energy Resources In Frenchville

Frenchville experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.56 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 4701 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 Frenchville 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 Frenchville in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 8,508 kWh (equivalent to ~146% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 10,209 kWh (~175%)
  • 10kW system - 17,015 kWh (~291%)
  • 13kW system - 22,120 kWh (~379%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Frenchville, 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 Frenchville's case, that is 23 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, Frenchville solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In regional QLD, feed-in tariffs are currently 13.4c per kilowatt-hour exported.

Frenchville Solar Energy Savings

Based on a 6.6kW system installation, a self-consumption rate of 40% and the fixed feed in tariff rate of 13.4c, Frenchville solar power system owners can expect to save $2,250 per year.

Rockhampton Regional Council Requirements.

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

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

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Frenchville

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 Frenchville home will depend on various factors. 

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

Frenchville Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Frenchville QLD 4701 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4701 current as at January 31, 2024.
  • Rockhampton Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Frenchville 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 Frenchville Lighth'se Chistian School , coordinates 23°20'16" S 150°32'17" E, around 1.1 km from the centre of Frenchville.

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