Solar Power Information - Piangil, VIC, 3597

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Piangil home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Piangil and the 3597 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3597 Solar Power Statistics

In Piangil's postcode area (3597), more than 56 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 555 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 362, this works out to 1,534 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 184 dwellings in the 3597 area, so that calculates out at 30 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 2,356 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 147 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Piangil and 3597 postcode area residents are collectively generating $206,349 of energy at retail prices a year!

Piangil solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3597 region avoiding 920 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Piangil?

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Solar Energy Resources In Piangil

Piangil experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.06 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 3597 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 Piangil 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 Piangil in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,645 kWh (equivalent to ~80% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,194 kWh (~106%)
  • 5kW system - 7,742 kWh (~133%)
  • 6kW system - 9,291 kWh (~159%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Piangil, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 20 degrees to 30 degrees, with 25 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Piangil solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 10c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3597 area.

Piangil 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 10c, Piangil solar power system owners can expect to save $1,579 per year.

Swan Hill Rural City Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Swan Hill Rural City Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Piangil should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Victoria

A series of steps must be completed in Victoria 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 Victoria.

Solar Panel Installers In Piangil

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Piangil Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Piangil VIC 3597 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3597 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Swan Hill Rural City Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Piangil is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Victoria average of 1.07kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Tooleybuc , coordinates 35°0'0" S 143°18'0" E, around 6.1 km from the centre of Piangil.

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