Solar Power Information - Gladstone, SA, 5473

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Gladstone home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Gladstone and the 5473 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5473 Solar Power Statistics

In Gladstone's postcode area (5473), more than 197 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 902 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 699, this works out to 1,290 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 350 dwellings in the 5473 area, so that calculates out at 56 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 3,842 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 240 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Gladstone and 5473 postcode area residents are collectively generating $518,797 of energy at retail prices a year!

Gladstone solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5473 region avoiding 715 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Gladstone?

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Solar Energy Resources In Gladstone

Gladstone experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.08 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 5473 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 Gladstone 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 Gladstone in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,664 kWh (equivalent to ~80% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,218 kWh (~106%)
  • 5kW system - 7,773 kWh (~133%)
  • 6kW system - 9,328 kWh (~160%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Gladstone, South 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 Gladstone's case, that is 33 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 South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Gladstone solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5473 area.

Gladstone 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 8c, Gladstone solar power system owners can expect to save $2,099 per year.

Northern Areas Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In South Australia

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

Solar Panel Installers In Gladstone

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Gladstone Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Gladstone SA 5473 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5473 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Northern Areas Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Gladstone is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the South Australia average of 0.51kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Gladstone , coordinates 33°16'13" S 138°21'23" E, around 50 metres from the centre of Gladstone.

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