Solar Power Information - Kearneys Spring, QLD, 4350

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Kearneys Spring home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Kearneys Spring and the 4350 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4350 Solar Power Statistics

In Kearneys Spring's postcode area (4350), more than 13,524 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 71,917 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 96,528, this works out to 745 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 44,472 dwellings in the 4350 area, so that calculates out at 30 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 320,178 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 20,011 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Kearneys Spring and 4350 postcode area residents are collectively generating $30,384,907 of energy at retail prices a year!

Kearneys Spring solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4350 region avoiding 93,492 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Kearneys Spring

Kearneys Spring experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.31 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 4350 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 Kearneys Spring 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 Kearneys Spring in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,875 kWh (equivalent to ~83% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,500 kWh (~111%)
  • 5kW system - 8,125 kWh (~139%)
  • 6kW system - 9,750 kWh (~167%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Kearneys Spring, Queensland 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 Kearneys Spring's case, that is 27 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 Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Kearneys Spring 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 4350 area.

Kearneys Spring 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, Kearneys Spring solar power system owners can expect to save $1,560 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 Kearneys Spring 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 Kearneys Spring

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Kearneys Spring Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Kearneys Spring QLD 4350 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4350 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Toowoomba Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Kearneys Spring 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 Middle Ridge , coordinates 27°36'10" S 151°57'42" E, around 1.8 km from the centre of Kearneys Spring.

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