Solar Power Information - Hastings, VIC, 3915

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Hastings home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Hastings and the 3915 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3915 Solar Power Statistics

In Hastings's postcode area (3915), more than 1,015 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,242 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 9,162, this works out to 572 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 4,251 dwellings in the 3915 area, so that calculates out at 24 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 18,414 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,151 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Hastings and 3915 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,613,031 of energy at retail prices a year!

Hastings solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3915 region avoiding 7,191 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Hastings?

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Solar Energy Resources In Hastings

Hastings experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.19 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 3915 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 Hastings 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 Hastings in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,847 kWh (equivalent to ~66% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,129 kWh (~88%)
  • 5kW system - 6,411 kWh (~110%)
  • 6kW system - 7,694 kWh (~132%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Hastings, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 23 degrees to 33 degrees, with 28 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Hastings solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 10c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3915 area.

Hastings 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 10c, Hastings solar power system owners can expect to save $1,308 per year.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Victoria

A series of steps must be completed in Victoria 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 Victoria.

Solar Panel Installers In Hastings

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Hastings Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Hastings VIC 3915 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3915 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Hastings is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Victoria average of 1.07kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Hastings , coordinates 38°17'22" S 145°11'21" E, around 2 km from the centre of Hastings.

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