Solar Power Information - Mount Samson, QLD, 4520

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Mount Samson home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Mount Samson and the 4520 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4520 Solar Power Statistics

In Mount Samson's postcode area (4520), more than 3,357 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 18,752 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 12,395, this works out to 1,513 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 4,274 dwellings in the 4520 area, so that calculates out at 79 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 77,352 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,835 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Mount Samson and 4520 postcode area residents are collectively generating $7,340,715 of energy at retail prices a year!

Mount Samson solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4520 region avoiding 22,587 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Mount Samson?

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Solar Energy Resources In Mount Samson

Mount Samson experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.92 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 4520 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 Samson 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 Samson in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,517 kWh (equivalent to ~77% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,023 kWh (~103%)
  • 5kW system - 7,528 kWh (~129%)
  • 6kW system - 9,034 kWh (~155%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Mount Samson, 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 Samson's case, that is 27 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 Samson 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 4520 area.

Mount Samson 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 Samson solar power system owners can expect to save $1,445 per year.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Requirements.

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

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

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Mount Samson Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Mount Samson QLD 4520 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4520 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Mount Samson 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 Samsonvale , coordinates 27°17'26" S 152°49'17" E, around 3 km from the centre of Mount Samson.

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