Solar Power Information - Kalbarri, WA, 6536

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Kalbarri home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Kalbarri and the 6536 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6536 Solar Power Statistics

In Kalbarri's postcode area (6536), more than 253 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 1,330 kW as at August 31, 2020.

Given a population of 1,308, this works out to 1,017 watts per person in the area, compared to a 512 watts Australian average. There are approximately 939 dwellings in the 6536 area, so that calculates out at 27 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 27.

Based on a conservative average of 6,501 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 406 homes) and retail electricity costs of 27c per kilowatt-hour; Kalbarri and 6536 postcode area residents are collectively generating $640,697 of energy at retail prices a year!

Kalbarri solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6536 region avoiding 1,661 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Kalbarri?

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Solar Energy Resources In Kalbarri

Kalbarri experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.83 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 6536 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 Kalbarri 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 Kalbarri in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,352 kWh (equivalent to ~92% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 7,137 kWh (~122%)
  • 5kW system - 8,921 kWh (~153%)
  • 6kW system - 10,705 kWh (~183%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Kalbarri, Western Australia 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 Western Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Kalbarri solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed in tariffs currently range from 7c to 7c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6536 area.

Kalbarri 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 7c, Kalbarri solar power system owners can expect to save $1,820 per year.

Northampton Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

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Kalbarri Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Kalbarri WA 6536 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6536 current as at August 31, 2020.
  • Northampton Shire Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Kalbarri 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 Kalbarri , coordinates 27°42'43" S 114°9'54" E, around 159 metres from the centre of Kalbarri.

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