Solar Power Information - Glen Fergus, NSW, 2630

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Glen Fergus home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Glen Fergus and the 2630 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2630 Solar Power Statistics

In Glen Fergus's postcode area (2630), more than 1,062 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,458 kW as at December 31, 2020.

Given a population of 7,660, this works out to 713 watts per person in the area, compared to a 556 watts Australian average. There are approximately 4,046 dwellings in the 2630 area, so that calculates out at 26 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 20,958 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,310 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Glen Fergus and 2630 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,218,431 of energy at retail prices a year!

Glen Fergus solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2630 region avoiding 6,273 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Glen Fergus

Glen Fergus experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.58 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 2630 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 Glen Fergus 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 Glen Fergus in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,205 kWh (equivalent to ~72% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,606 kWh (~96%)
  • 5kW system - 7,008 kWh (~120%)
  • 6kW system - 8,410 kWh (~144%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Glen Fergus, New South Wales should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 21 degrees to 31 degrees, with 26 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Glen Fergus solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2630 area.

Glen Fergus 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, Glen Fergus solar power system owners can expect to save $1,472 per year.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area. Circumstances where approval may be required is if the solar panels will be installed in a heritage area and the panels are visible from the street.

It's important to check with Snowy Monaro Regional Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Glen Fergus should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In New South Wales

A series of steps must be completed in New South Wales 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 New South Wales.

Solar Panel Installers In Glen Fergus

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Glen Fergus Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Glen Fergus NSW 2630 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2630 current as at December 31, 2020.
  • Snowy Monaro Regional Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Glen Fergus is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the New South Wales average of 0.82kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Cooma (Woodend) , coordinates 36°12'42" S 149°15'55" E, around 2 km from the centre of Glen Fergus.

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