Solar Power Information - Gamboola, QLD, 4892

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Gamboola home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Gamboola and the 4892 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4892 Solar Power Statistics

In Gamboola's postcode area (4892), more than 38 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 630 kW as at December 31, 2020.

Given a population of 5,072, this works out to 124 watts per person in the area, compared to a 556 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,633 dwellings in the 4892 area, so that calculates out at 2 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 3,258 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 204 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Gamboola and 4892 postcode area residents are collectively generating $309,142 of energy at retail prices a year!

Gamboola solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4892 region avoiding 951 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Gamboola

Gamboola experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 6.17 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 4892 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 Gamboola 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 Gamboola in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,665 kWh (equivalent to ~97% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 7,553 kWh (~129%)
  • 5kW system - 9,441 kWh (~162%)
  • 6kW system - 11,329 kWh (~194%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Gamboola, Queensland should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 1 degrees to 11 degrees, with 6 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Gamboola 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 4892 area.

Gamboola 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, Gamboola solar power system owners can expect to save $1,813 per year.

Mareeba Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

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Gamboola Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Gamboola QLD 4892 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4892 current as at December 31, 2020.
  • Mareeba Shire Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Gamboola 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 Gamboola Station , coordinates 16°32'31" S 143°40'10" E, around 24.8 km from the centre of Gamboola.

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