Solar Power Information - Hopetoun, WA, 6348

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Hopetoun home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Hopetoun and the 6348 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6348 Solar Power Statistics

In Hopetoun's postcode area (6348), more than 133 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 653 kW as at January 31, 2024.

Given a population of 946, this works out to 690 watts per person in the area, compared to a 947 watts Australian average. There are approximately 779 dwellings in the 6348 area, so that calculates out at 17 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 36.

Based on a conservative average of 2,615 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 163 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Hopetoun and 6348 postcode area residents are collectively generating $276,805 of energy at retail prices a year!

Hopetoun solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6348 region avoiding 668 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Hopetoun?

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Solar Energy Resources In Hopetoun

Hopetoun experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.78 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 6348 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 Hopetoun 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 Hopetoun in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 7,314 kWh (equivalent to ~125% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 8,777 kWh (~150%)
  • 10kW system - 14,628 kWh (~250%)
  • 13kW system - 19,016 kWh (~326%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Hopetoun, 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 Hopetoun'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 Western Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Hopetoun 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 6348 area.

Hopetoun 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, Hopetoun solar power system owners can expect to save $1,294 per year.

Ravensthorpe Shire Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Ravensthorpe Shire Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Hopetoun 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 Hopetoun

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Installing A Solar Battery In Hopetoun

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 Hopetoun home will depend on various factors. 

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

Hopetoun Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Hopetoun WA 6348 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6348 current as at January 31, 2024.
  • Ravensthorpe Shire Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Hopetoun 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 Hopetoun North , coordinates 33°55'50" S 120°7'42" E, around 9.2 km from the centre of Hopetoun.

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