Solar Power Information - Orange, NSW, 2800

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Orange home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Orange and the 2800 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2800 Solar Power Statistics

In Orange's postcode area (2800), more than 3,899 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 22,737 kW as at February 29, 2020.

Given a population of 40,760, this works out to 558 watts per person in the area, compared to a 448 watts Australian average. There are approximately 18,068 dwellings in the 2800 area, so that calculates out at 22 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 25.

Based on a conservative average of 94,173 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 5,886 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Orange and 2800 postcode area residents are collectively generating $9,968,223 of energy at retail prices a year!

Orange solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2800 region avoiding 28,186 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Orange?

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Solar Energy Resources In Orange

Orange experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.94 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 2800 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 Orange 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 Orange in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,535 kWh (equivalent to ~78% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,047 kWh (~104%)
  • 5kW system - 7,559 kWh (~129%)
  • 6kW system - 9,071 kWh (~155%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Orange, New South Wales should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 18 degrees to 28 degrees, with 23 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Orange solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 15c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2800 area.

Orange 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 15c, Orange solar power system owners can expect to save $1,996 per year.

Orange City Council Requirements.

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

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

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

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Orange Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Orange NSW 2800 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2800 current as at February 29, 2029
  • Orange City Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Orange 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 Orange (Mclaughlin St) , coordinates 33°16'27" S 149°6'40" E, around 1.5 km from the centre of Orange.

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