Solar Power Information - Gilberton, QLD, 4208

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Gilberton home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Gilberton and the 4208 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4208 Solar Power Statistics

In Gilberton's postcode area (4208), more than 4,113 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 21,059 kW as at October 31, 2020.

Given a population of 18,708, this works out to 1,126 watts per person in the area, compared to a 531 watts Australian average. There are approximately 6,418 dwellings in the 4208 area, so that calculates out at 64 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 28.

Based on a conservative average of 91,285 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 5,705 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Gilberton and 4208 postcode area residents are collectively generating $8,662,968 of energy at retail prices a year!

Gilberton solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4208 region avoiding 26,655 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Gilberton

Gilberton 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 4208 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 Gilberton 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 Gilberton 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 Gilberton, Queensland should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 12 degrees to 22 degrees, with 17 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Gilberton 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 4208 area.

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

Gold Coast City Council Requirements.

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

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

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Gilberton Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Gilberton QLD 4208 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4208 current as at October 31, 2020.
  • Gold Coast City Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Gilberton 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 Ormeau (Stewarts Rd) , coordinates 27°47'29" S 153°16'26" E, around 5.3 km from the centre of Gilberton.

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