Solar Power Information - Licola, VIC, 3858

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Licola home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Licola and the 3858 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3858 Solar Power Statistics

In Licola's postcode area (3858), more than 470 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 2,559 kW as at June 30, 2020.

Given a population of 2,693, this works out to 950 watts per person in the area, compared to a 489 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,326 dwellings in the 3858 area, so that calculates out at 35 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 26.

Based on a conservative average of 9,054 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 566 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Licola and 3858 postcode area residents are collectively generating $793,146 of energy at retail prices a year!

Licola solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3858 region avoiding 3,536 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Licola?

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Solar Energy Resources In Licola

Licola experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.22 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 3858 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 Licola 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 Licola in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,874 kWh (equivalent to ~66% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,166 kWh (~88%)
  • 5kW system - 6,457 kWh (~111%)
  • 6kW system - 7,749 kWh (~133%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Licola, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 22 degrees to 32 degrees, with 27 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Licola solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 15c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3858 area.

Licola 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 15c, Licola solar power system owners can expect to save $1,511 per year.

Wellington Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

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Licola Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Licola VIC 3858 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3858 current as at June 30, 2020.
  • Wellington Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Licola 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 Licola , coordinates 37°37'40" S 146°37'20" E, around 165 metres from the centre of Licola.

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