Solar Power Information - Mount Jukes, QLD, 4740

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Mount Jukes home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Mount Jukes and the 4740 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4740 Solar Power Statistics

In Mount Jukes's postcode area (4740), more than 11,841 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 72,390 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 71,451, this works out to 1,013 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 33,176 dwellings in the 4740 area, so that calculates out at 36 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 338,671 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 21,167 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Mount Jukes and 4740 postcode area residents are collectively generating $32,139,831 of energy at retail prices a year!

Mount Jukes solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4740 region avoiding 98,892 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Mount Jukes?

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Solar Energy Resources In Mount Jukes

Mount Jukes experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.58 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 4740 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 Mount Jukes 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 Mount Jukes in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,123 kWh (equivalent to ~88% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,831 kWh (~117%)
  • 5kW system - 8,538 kWh (~146%)
  • 6kW system - 10,246 kWh (~175%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Mount Jukes, Queensland 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 Mount Jukes's case, that is 20 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 Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Mount Jukes solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In QLD, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 15c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 4740 area.

Mount Jukes 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, Mount Jukes solar power system owners can expect to save $1,639 per year.

Mackay Regional Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Mackay Regional Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Mount Jukes should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Queensland

A series of steps must be completed in Queensland 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 Queensland.

Solar Panel Installers In Mount Jukes

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Mount Jukes Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Mount Jukes QLD 4740 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4740 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Mackay Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Mount Jukes is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Queensland average of 0.8kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Seaforth , coordinates 20°57'14" S 148°57'32" E, around 3.4 km from the centre of Mount Jukes.

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