Solar Power Information - Matcham, NSW, 2250

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Matcham home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Matcham and the 2250 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2250 Solar Power Statistics

In Matcham's postcode area (2250), more than 6,990 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 42,644 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 62,122, this works out to 686 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 26,783 dwellings in the 2250 area, so that calculates out at 26 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 165,898 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 10,369 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Matcham and 2250 postcode area residents are collectively generating $17,560,350 of energy at retail prices a year!

Matcham solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2250 region avoiding 49,653 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Matcham?

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Solar Energy Resources In Matcham

Matcham experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.64 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 2250 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 Matcham 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 Matcham in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,260 kWh (equivalent to ~73% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,680 kWh (~97%)
  • 5kW system - 7,100 kWh (~122%)
  • 6kW system - 8,520 kWh (~146%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Matcham, 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 Matcham'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, Matcham solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2250 area.

Matcham 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 6c, Matcham solar power system owners can expect to save $1,491 per year.

Central Coast City Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Central Coast City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Matcham 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 Matcham

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Matcham

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 Matcham home will depend on various factors. 

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

Matcham Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Matcham NSW 2250 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2250 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Central Coast City Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Matcham 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 Terrigal Memorial Country Club , coordinates 33°25'50" S 151°26'15" E, around 2.1 km from the centre of Matcham.

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