Solar Power Information - Mornington, TAS, 7018

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Mornington home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Mornington and the 7018 postcode area in Tasmania.

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Postcode 7018 Solar Power Statistics

In Mornington's postcode area (7018), more than 1,435 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,708 kW as at February 28, 2021.

Given a population of 19,503, this works out to 293 watts per person in the area, compared to a 580 watts Australian average. There are approximately 9,281 dwellings in the 7018 area, so that calculates out at 15 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 18,474 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,155 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Mornington and 7018 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,753,144 of energy at retail prices a year!

Mornington solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 7018 region avoiding 1,281 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Mornington?

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Solar Energy Resources In Mornington

Mornington experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 3.86 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 7018 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 Mornington 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 Mornington in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,544 kWh (equivalent to ~61% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 4,725 kWh (~81%)
  • 5kW system - 5,906 kWh (~101%)
  • 6kW system - 7,088 kWh (~121%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Mornington, Tasmania should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 27 degrees to 37 degrees, with 32 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Tasmania

As well as providing your home with electricity, Mornington 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 7018 area.

Mornington 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, Mornington solar power system owners can expect to save $1,205 per year.

Clarence City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Clarence City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include if the system is larger than 6kW, if the solar panels are on tilt frames, 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 Clarence City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Mornington 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 Mornington

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Mornington Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Mornington TAS 7018 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 7018 current as at February 28, 2021.
  • Clarence City Council - Tasmania

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Mornington 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 Mount Rumney (Mount Rumney Road) , coordinates 42°51'25" S 147°26'19" E, around 2.8 km from the centre of Mornington.

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