Solar Power Information - Morphett Vale, SA, 5162

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Morphett Vale home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Morphett Vale and the 5162 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5162 Solar Power Statistics

In Morphett Vale's postcode area (5162), more than 6,457 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 24,755 kW as at October 31, 2020.

Given a population of 32,423, this works out to 764 watts per person in the area, compared to a 531 watts Australian average. There are approximately 14,309 dwellings in the 5162 area, so that calculates out at 45 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 28.

Based on a conservative average of 99,212 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 6,201 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Morphett Vale and 5162 postcode area residents are collectively generating $13,398,580 of energy at retail prices a year!

Morphett Vale solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5162 region avoiding 18,468 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Morphett Vale

Morphett Vale experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.78 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 5162 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 Morphett Vale 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 Morphett Vale in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,388 kWh (equivalent to ~75% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,851 kWh (~100%)
  • 5kW system - 7,314 kWh (~125%)
  • 6kW system - 8,777 kWh (~150%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Morphett Vale, South Australia should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 20 degrees to 30 degrees, with 25 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Morphett Vale solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5162 area.

Morphett Vale 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, Morphett Vale solar power system owners can expect to save $1,975 per year.

Onkaparinga City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Onkaparinga City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include if if the solar panels are installed on a tilted array frame, located on a State Heritage structure, located on a Local Heritage structure and able to be seen by a person standing at ground level in a public street. Approval will also be required where a photovoltaic system weighs in excess of 100 kilograms, unless the weight load is distributed, panels done overhang the roof, are fitted parallel to the roof and no more than 100 mm above the surface.

It's important to check with Onkaparinga City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Morphett Vale should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In South Australia

A series of steps must be completed in South Australia 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 South Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In Morphett Vale

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Morphett Vale Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Morphett Vale SA 5162 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5162 current as at October 31, 2020.
  • Onkaparinga City Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Morphett Vale is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the South Australia average of 0.51kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Morphett Vale , coordinates 35°8'6" S 138°31'39" E, around 1.6 km from the centre of Morphett Vale.

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