Solar Power Information - Mount Victoria, NSW, 2786

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Mount Victoria home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Mount Victoria and the 2786 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2786 Solar Power Statistics

In Mount Victoria's postcode area (2786), more than 192 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 892 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 1,056, this works out to 845 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 712 dwellings in the 2786 area, so that calculates out at 27 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 3,365 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 210 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Mount Victoria and 2786 postcode area residents are collectively generating $356,169 of energy at retail prices a year!

Mount Victoria solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2786 region avoiding 1,007 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Mount Victoria?

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Solar Energy Resources In Mount Victoria

Mount Victoria experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.5 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 2786 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 Victoria 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 Victoria in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,131 kWh (equivalent to ~71% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,508 kWh (~94%)
  • 5kW system - 6,886 kWh (~118%)
  • 6kW system - 8,263 kWh (~141%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Mount Victoria, New South Wales 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 Victoria's case, that is 33 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 New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Mount Victoria solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2786 area.

Mount Victoria 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 Victoria solar power system owners can expect to save $1,446 per year.

Blue Mountains City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Blue Mountains City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include if the solar panels are installed to the front roof planes or if they are highly visible from the street. Other issues that may need approval include if the panels make intrusive change to significant roof fabric, the external conduits are not bundled and concealed by matching the colour of the external surfaces of the building or if the equipment is not installed to the rear, within the roof space or flush with the rear roof cladding and at the same pitch. Approval may be required if panels ar not of modest size and are prominent from the street or adjoining properties.

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In New South Wales

A series of steps must be completed in New South Wales 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 New South Wales.

Solar Panel Installers In Mount Victoria

In our network we have quality, thoroughly pre-vetted solar power system installers servicing Mount Victoria. If you're ready to get quotes from installation professionals we know and trust:

If you have any questions regarding choosing, buying and installing solar panels in Mount Victoria, feel free to contact us.

Mount Victoria Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Mount Victoria NSW 2786 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2786 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Blue Mountains City Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Mount Victoria is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the New South Wales average of 0.82kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Mt Victoria (Selsdon Street) , coordinates 33°35'30" S 150°15'16" E, around 460 metres from the centre of Mount Victoria.

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