Solar Power Information - Irongate, QLD, 4356

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Irongate home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Irongate and the 4356 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4356 Solar Power Statistics

In Irongate's postcode area (4356), more than 819 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 4,394 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 4,537, this works out to 969 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,887 dwellings in the 4356 area, so that calculates out at 43 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 19,747 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,234 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Irongate and 4356 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,874,007 of energy at retail prices a year!

Irongate solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4356 region avoiding 5,766 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Irongate?

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Solar Energy Resources In Irongate

Irongate experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.36 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 4356 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 Irongate 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 Irongate in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,921 kWh (equivalent to ~84% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,561 kWh (~112%)
  • 5kW system - 8,202 kWh (~140%)
  • 6kW system - 9,842 kWh (~169%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Irongate, 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, Irongate 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 4356 area.

Irongate 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, Irongate solar power system owners can expect to save $1,575 per year.

Toowoomba Regional Council Requirements.

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

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

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Irongate Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Irongate QLD 4356 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4356 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Toowoomba Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Irongate 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 Springside , coordinates 27°40'35" S 151°36'8" E, around 10.1 km from the centre of Irongate.

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