Solar Power Information - Mathinna, TAS, 7214

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Mathinna home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Mathinna and the 7214 postcode area in Tasmania.

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Postcode 7214 Solar Power Statistics

In Mathinna's postcode area (7214), more than 65 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 236 kW as at May 31, 2022.

Given a population of 541, this works out to 436 watts per person in the area, compared to a 739 watts Australian average. There are approximately 313 dwellings in the 7214 area, so that calculates out at 21 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 774 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 48 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Mathinna and 7214 postcode area residents are collectively generating $73,487 of energy at retail prices a year!

Mathinna solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 7214 region avoiding 54 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Mathinna?

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Solar Energy Resources In Mathinna

Mathinna experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 3.92 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 7214 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 Mathinna 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 Mathinna in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,599 kWh (equivalent to ~62% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 4,798 kWh (~82%)
  • 5kW system - 5,998 kWh (~103%)
  • 6kW system - 7,198 kWh (~123%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Mathinna, Tasmania 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 Mathinna's case, that is 41 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 Tasmania

As well as providing your home with electricity, Mathinna solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In TAS, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 14c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 7214 area.

Mathinna 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 8c, Mathinna solar power system owners can expect to save $1,224 per year.

Break O'Day Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Break O'Day Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include if the property is heritage listed, if the system is larger than 6kW, if the panels are on tilt frames or if the panels will be closer than 200mm (20cm) to any roof edge, or they overhang a roof edge.

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Tasmania

A series of steps must be completed in Tasmania 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 Tasmania.

Solar Panel Installers In Mathinna

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Mathinna

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 Mathinna home will depend on various factors. 

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

Mathinna Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Mathinna TAS 7214 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 7214 current as at May 31, 2022.
  • Break O'Day Council - Tasmania

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Mathinna is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Tasmania average of 0.19kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Mathinna (Fingal Road) , coordinates 41°28'13" S 147°53'31" E, around 155 metres from the centre of Mathinna.

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