Solar Power Information - Mittagong, NSW, 2575

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Mittagong home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Mittagong and the 2575 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2575 Solar Power Statistics

In Mittagong's postcode area (2575), more than 1,860 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 9,483 kW as at October 31, 2020.

Given a population of 14,025, this works out to 676 watts per person in the area, compared to a 531 watts Australian average. There are approximately 6,116 dwellings in the 2575 area, so that calculates out at 30 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 28.

Based on a conservative average of 34,904 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,181 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Mittagong and 2575 postcode area residents are collectively generating $3,694,555 of energy at retail prices a year!

Mittagong solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2575 region avoiding 10,447 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Mittagong

Mittagong experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.39 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 2575 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 Mittagong 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 Mittagong in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,030 kWh (equivalent to ~69% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,374 kWh (~92%)
  • 5kW system - 6,717 kWh (~115%)
  • 6kW system - 8,061 kWh (~138%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Mittagong, New South Wales should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 19 degrees to 29 degrees, with 24 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Mittagong 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 2575 area.

Mittagong 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, Mittagong solar power system owners can expect to save $1,411 per year.

Wingecarribee Council Requirements.

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

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

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Mittagong Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Mittagong NSW 2575 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2575 current as at October 31, 2020.
  • Wingecarribee Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Mittagong 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 Mittagong (Alfred Street) , coordinates 34°26'50" S 150°27'24" E, around 824 metres from the centre of Mittagong.

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