Solar Power Information - Matheson, NSW, 2370

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Matheson home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Matheson and the 2370 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2370 Solar Power Statistics

In Matheson's postcode area (2370), more than 1,161 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 6,568 kW as at March 31, 2022.

Given a population of 6,577, this works out to 999 watts per person in the area, compared to a 723 watts Australian average. There are approximately 3,429 dwellings in the 2370 area, so that calculates out at 34 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 28,139 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,759 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Matheson and 2370 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,978,521 of energy at retail prices a year!

Matheson solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2370 region avoiding 8,422 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Matheson?

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Solar Energy Resources In Matheson

Matheson experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.11 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 2370 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 Matheson 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 Matheson in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,691 kWh (equivalent to ~80% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,255 kWh (~107%)
  • 5kW system - 7,819 kWh (~134%)
  • 6kW system - 9,383 kWh (~161%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Matheson, 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 Matheson's case, that is 29 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, Matheson 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 2370 area.

Matheson 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, Matheson solar power system owners can expect to save $1,642 per year.

Glen Innes Severn Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Glen Innes Severn Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Matheson 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 Matheson

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Installing A Solar Battery In Matheson

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 Matheson home will depend on various factors. 

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

Matheson Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Matheson NSW 2370 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2370 current as at March 31, 2022.
  • Glen Innes Severn Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Matheson 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 Wellingrove (Morilla) , coordinates 29°40'51" S 151°37'31" E, around 5.6 km from the centre of Matheson.

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