Solar Power Information - O'sullivan Beach, SA, 5166

If you're considering installing solar panels for your O'sullivan Beach home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for O'sullivan Beach and the 5166 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5166 Solar Power Statistics

In O'sullivan Beach's postcode area (5166), more than 381 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 1,399 kW as at August 31, 2021.

Given a population of 1,733, this works out to 808 watts per person in the area, compared to a 650 watts Australian average. There are approximately 869 dwellings in the 5166 area, so that calculates out at 44 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 31.

Based on a conservative average of 5,644 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 353 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; O'sullivan Beach and 5166 postcode area residents are collectively generating $762,212 of energy at retail prices a year!

O'sullivan Beach solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5166 region avoiding 1,051 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In O'sullivan Beach

O'sullivan Beach experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.81 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 5166 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 O'sullivan Beach 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 O'sullivan Beach in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,416 kWh (equivalent to ~76% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,888 kWh (~101%)
  • 5kW system - 7,360 kWh (~126%)
  • 6kW system - 8,832 kWh (~151%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in O'sullivan Beach, South Australia 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 O'sullivan Beach's case, that is 35 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 South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, O'sullivan Beach solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5166 area.

O'sullivan Beach 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 8c, O'sullivan Beach solar power system owners can expect to save $1,987 per year.

Onkaparinga City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Onkaparinga City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include if if the solar panels are installed on a tilted array frame, located on a State Heritage structure, located on a Local Heritage structure and able to be seen by a person standing at ground level in a public street. Approval will also be required where a photovoltaic system weighs in excess of 100 kilograms, unless the weight load is distributed, panels done overhang the roof, are fitted parallel to the roof and no more than 100 mm above the surface.

It's important to check with Onkaparinga City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in O'sullivan Beach should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In South Australia

A series of steps must be completed in South Australia 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 South Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In O'sullivan Beach

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O'sullivan Beach Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in O'sullivan Beach SA 5166 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5166 current as at August 31, 2021.
  • Onkaparinga City Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in O'sullivan Beach is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the South Australia average of 0.51kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Lonsdale , coordinates 35°6'22" S 138°29'30" E, around 2 km from the centre of O'sullivan Beach.

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