Solar Power Information - Port Adelaide, SA, 5015

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Adelaide home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Port Adelaide and the 5015 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5015 Solar Power Statistics

In Port Adelaide's postcode area (5015), more than 957 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,705 kW as at July 31, 2021.

Given a population of 5,319, this works out to 1,073 watts per person in the area, compared to a 640 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,896 dwellings in the 5015 area, so that calculates out at 33 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 31.

Based on a conservative average of 23,630 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,477 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Port Adelaide and 5015 postcode area residents are collectively generating $3,191,168 of energy at retail prices a year!

Port Adelaide solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5015 region avoiding 4,399 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Port Adelaide?

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Solar quotes in Port Adelaide, South Australia, 5015

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Solar Energy Resources In Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide 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 5015 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 Port Adelaide 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 Port Adelaide 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 Port Adelaide, South Australia should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 19 degrees to 29 degrees, with 24 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Port Adelaide 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 5015 area.

Port Adelaide 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, Port Adelaide solar power system owners can expect to save $2,041 per year.

Port Adelaide Enfield City Council Requirements.

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

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

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

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Port Adelaide Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Port Adelaide SA 5015 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5015 current as at July 31, 2021.
  • Port Adelaide Enfield City Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Port Adelaide 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 Gillman Yard , coordinates 34°50'55" S 138°31'13" E, around 1.2 km from the centre of Port Adelaide.

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