Solar Power Information - Geraldton, WA, 6530

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Geraldton home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Geraldton and the 6530 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6530 Solar Power Statistics

In Geraldton's postcode area (6530), more than 5,963 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 30,724 kW as at April 30, 2024.

Given a population of 29,067, this works out to 1,057 watts per person in the area, compared to a 982 watts Australian average. There are approximately 14,024 dwellings in the 6530 area, so that calculates out at 43 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 37.

Based on a conservative average of 146,575 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 9,161 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Geraldton and 6530 postcode area residents are collectively generating $15,514,981 of energy at retail prices a year!

Geraldton solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6530 region avoiding 37,450 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Geraldton?

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Solar Energy Resources In Geraldton

Geraldton experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.69 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 6530 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 Geraldton 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 Geraldton in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 8,706 kWh (equivalent to ~149% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 10,448 kWh (~179%)
  • 10kW system - 17,413 kWh (~298%)
  • 13kW system - 22,637 kWh (~388%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Geraldton, Western Australia 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 Geraldton's case, that is 28 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 Western Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Geraldton solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 3c to 10c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6530 area.

Geraldton Solar Energy Savings

Based on a 6.6kW system installation, a self-consumption rate of 40% and the low end of the feed in tariff range rate of 3c, Geraldton solar power system owners can expect to save $1,540 per year.

Greater Geraldton City Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Western Australia

A series of steps must be completed in Western Australia 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 Western Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In Geraldton

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Installing A Solar Battery In Geraldton

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 Geraldton home will depend on various factors. 

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

Geraldton Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Geraldton WA 6530 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6530 current as at April 30, 2024.
  • Greater Geraldton City Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Geraldton is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Western Australia average of 0.7kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Geraldton Town , coordinates 28°46'37" S 114°36'18" E, around 745 metres from the centre of Geraldton.

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