Solar Power Information - Maningrida, NT, 822

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Maningrida home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Maningrida and the 822 postcode area in Northern Territory.

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Postcode 822 Solar Power Statistics

In Maningrida's postcode area (822), more than 1,178 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 13,487 kW as at January 31, 2024.

Given a population of 23,243, this works out to 580 watts per person in the area, compared to a 947 watts Australian average. There are approximately 6,681 dwellings in the 822 area, so that calculates out at 18 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 36.

Based on a conservative average of 68,752 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,297 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Maningrida and 822 postcode area residents are collectively generating $6,524,603 of energy at retail prices a year!

Maningrida solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 822 region avoiding 16,061 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Maningrida?

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Solar Energy Resources In Maningrida

Maningrida experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 6.08 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 822 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 Maningrida 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 Maningrida in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 9,303 kWh (equivalent to ~159% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 11,164 kWh (~191%)
  • 10kW system - 18,606 kWh (~319%)
  • 13kW system - 24,188 kWh (~414%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Maningrida, Northern Territory 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 Maningrida's case, that is 12 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 Northern Territory

As well as providing your home with electricity, Maningrida solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NT, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 8c to 8c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 822 area.

Maningrida 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 8c, Maningrida solar power system owners can expect to save $1,867 per year.

West Arnhem Regional Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Northern Territory

A series of steps must be completed in Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory.

Solar Panel Installers In Maningrida

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Installing A Solar Battery In Maningrida

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 Maningrida home will depend on various factors. 

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

Maningrida Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Maningrida NT 822 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 822 current as at January 31, 2024.
  • West Arnhem Regional Council - Northern Territory

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Maningrida is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Northern Territory average of 0.64kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Maningrida Airport , coordinates 12°3'25" S 134°14'2" E, around 359 metres from the centre of Maningrida.

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