Solar Power Information - Kerang, VIC, 3579

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Kerang home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Kerang and the 3579 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3579 Solar Power Statistics

In Kerang's postcode area (3579), more than 909 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,949 kW as at December 31, 2020.

Given a population of 4,786, this works out to 1,243 watts per person in the area, compared to a 556 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,514 dwellings in the 3579 area, so that calculates out at 36 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 24,790 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,549 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Kerang and 3579 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,171,581 of energy at retail prices a year!

Kerang solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3579 region avoiding 9,682 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Kerang?

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Solar Energy Resources In Kerang

Kerang experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.97 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 3579 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 Kerang 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 Kerang in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,563 kWh (equivalent to ~78% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,084 kWh (~104%)
  • 5kW system - 7,605 kWh (~130%)
  • 6kW system - 9,126 kWh (~156%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Kerang, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 20 degrees to 30 degrees, with 25 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Kerang 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 3579 area.

Kerang 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, Kerang solar power system owners can expect to save $1,551 per year.

Gannawarra Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

In our network we have quality, thoroughly pre-vetted solar power system installers servicing Kerang. If you're ready to get quotes from installation professionals we know and trust:

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Kerang Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Kerang VIC 3579 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3579 current as at December 31, 2020.
  • Gannawarra Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Kerang 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 Kerang Gmw , coordinates 35°44'9" S 143°55'46" E, around 962 metres from the centre of Kerang.

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