Solar Power Information - Lobethal, SA, 5241

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Lobethal home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Lobethal and the 5241 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5241 Solar Power Statistics

In Lobethal's postcode area (5241), more than 650 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,058 kW as at January 31, 2024.

Given a population of 2,348, this works out to 2,154 watts per person in the area, compared to a 947 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,032 dwellings in the 5241 area, so that calculates out at 63 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 36.

Based on a conservative average of 19,890 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,243 homes) and retail electricity costs of 42c per kilowatt-hour; Lobethal and 5241 postcode area residents are collectively generating $3,049,120 of energy at retail prices a year!

Lobethal solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5241 region avoiding 3,703 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Lobethal?

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Solar Energy Resources In Lobethal

Lobethal experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.69 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 5241 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 Lobethal 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 Lobethal in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 7,176 kWh (equivalent to ~123% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 8,612 kWh (~147%)
  • 10kW system - 14,353 kWh (~246%)
  • 13kW system - 18,658 kWh (~319%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Lobethal, South Australia 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 Lobethal's case, that is 34 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 South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Lobethal solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, 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 5241 area.

Lobethal 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, Lobethal solar power system owners can expect to save $1,876 per year.

Adelaide Hills Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Adelaide Hills Council area. Circumstances where approval is required include where if installed on a Local Heritage listed building and part of the system will be able to be seen by a person standing at ground level in a public street. Approval is also required where panels have a total weight exceeding 100kg, or where panels overhang any part of the roof, or where with panels that won\'t be fitted parallel to the roof with the underside surface of the panel being more than 100mm above the surface of the roof.

It's important to check with Adelaide Hills Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Lobethal should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In South Australia

A series of steps must be completed in South 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 South Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In Lobethal

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Lobethal

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 Lobethal home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Lobethal 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 Lobethal (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Lobethal Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Lobethal SA 5241 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5241 current as at January 31, 2024.
  • Adelaide Hills Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Lobethal is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the South Australia average of 0.51kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Lobethal , coordinates 34°54'16" S 138°52'27" E, around 39 metres from the centre of Lobethal.

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