Solar Power Information - Plenty, VIC, 3090

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Plenty home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Plenty and the 3090 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3090 Solar Power Statistics

In Plenty's postcode area (3090), more than 173 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 1,039 kW as at June 30, 2020.

Given a population of 2,255, this works out to 461 watts per person in the area, compared to a 489 watts Australian average. There are approximately 728 dwellings in the 3090 area, so that calculates out at 24 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 26.

Based on a conservative average of 3,605 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 225 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Plenty and 3090 postcode area residents are collectively generating $315,784 of energy at retail prices a year!

Plenty solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3090 region avoiding 1,408 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Plenty?

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Solar quotes in Plenty, Victoria, 3090

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Solar Energy Resources In Plenty

Plenty experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.14 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 3090 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 Plenty 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 Plenty in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,801 kWh (equivalent to ~65% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,068 kWh (~87%)
  • 5kW system - 6,335 kWh (~108%)
  • 6kW system - 7,602 kWh (~130%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Plenty, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 22 degrees to 32 degrees, with 27 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Plenty solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, 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 3090 area.

Plenty 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, Plenty solar power system owners can expect to save $1,482 per year.

Nillumbik Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

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

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Plenty Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Plenty VIC 3090 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3090 current as at June 30, 2020.
  • Nillumbik Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Plenty 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 Plenty , coordinates 37°39'36" S 145°7'28" E, around 1.2 km from the centre of Plenty.

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