Solar Power Information - Lindfield, NSW, 2070

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Lindfield home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Lindfield and the 2070 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2070 Solar Power Statistics

In Lindfield's postcode area (2070), more than 1,065 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 7,886 kW as at April 30, 2024.

Given a population of 14,181, this works out to 556 watts per person in the area, compared to a 982 watts Australian average. There are approximately 5,482 dwellings in the 2070 area, so that calculates out at 19 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 37.

Based on a conservative average of 29,752 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,860 homes) and retail electricity costs of 34c per kilowatt-hour; Lindfield and 2070 postcode area residents are collectively generating $3,692,231 of energy at retail prices a year!

Lindfield solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2070 region avoiding 8,905 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Lindfield?

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Solar Energy Resources In Lindfield

Lindfield experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.5 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 2070 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 Lindfield 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 Lindfield in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 6,886 kWh (equivalent to ~118% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 8,263 kWh (~141%)
  • 10kW system - 13,771 kWh (~236%)
  • 13kW system - 17,903 kWh (~307%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Lindfield, New South Wales 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 Lindfield's case, that is 33 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 New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Lindfield solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 5c to 10c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2070 area.

Lindfield Solar Energy Savings

Based on a 6.6kW system installation, a self-consumption rate of 40% and the low end of the feed in tariff range rate of 5c, Lindfield solar power system owners can expect to save $1,509 per year.

Ku-ring-gai Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Ku-ring-gai Council area. Circumstances where approval will be required include where a system falls outside any of the listed criteria under Clause 39 (3) of NSW\'s SEPP Infrastructure.

It's important to check with Ku-ring-gai Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Lindfield should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In New South Wales

A series of steps must be completed in New South Wales 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 New South Wales.

Solar Panel Installers In Lindfield

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Installing A Solar Battery In Lindfield

Households across Australia are increasingly thinking of installing a home battery; either as an addition/upgrade to an existing PV system, or installed concurrently with solar panels. Whether batteries will make sense for your Lindfield home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Lindfield who can advise you on home energy storage as a retrofit upgrade or part of a full solar + battery system installation - and provide a quote.

If you have any questions regarding choosing, buying and installing solar panels in Lindfield (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Lindfield Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Lindfield NSW 2070 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2070 current as at April 30, 2024.
  • Ku-ring-gai Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Lindfield is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the New South Wales average of 0.82kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Lindfield West , coordinates 33°46'56" S 151°8'55" E, around 2 km from the centre of Lindfield.

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