Solar Power Information - Mount Julian, QLD, 4800

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Mount Julian home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Mount Julian and the 4800 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4800 Solar Power Statistics

In Mount Julian's postcode area (4800), more than 2,452 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 14,387 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 8,344, this works out to 1,724 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 3,944 dwellings in the 4800 area, so that calculates out at 62 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 67,069 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,192 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Mount Julian and 4800 postcode area residents are collectively generating $6,364,815 of energy at retail prices a year!

Mount Julian solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4800 region avoiding 19,584 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Mount Julian?

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Solar Energy Resources In Mount Julian

Mount Julian experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.56 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 4800 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 Julian 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 Julian in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,105 kWh (equivalent to ~87% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,806 kWh (~117%)
  • 5kW system - 8,508 kWh (~146%)
  • 6kW system - 10,209 kWh (~175%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Mount Julian, 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 Julian'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 Julian 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 4800 area.

Mount Julian 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 Julian solar power system owners can expect to save $1,633 per year.

Whitsunday Regional Council Requirements.

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

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

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Installing A Solar Battery In Mount Julian

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 Mount Julian home will depend on various factors. 

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

Mount Julian Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Mount Julian QLD 4800 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4800 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Whitsunday Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Mount Julian 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 Proserpine Fuller St , coordinates 20°24'41" S 148°35'16" E, around 5.3 km from the centre of Mount Julian.

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