Solar Power Information - Port Augusta, SA, 5700

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Augusta home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Port Augusta and the 5700 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5700 Solar Power Statistics

In Port Augusta's postcode area (5700), more than 1,909 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 9,424 kW as at February 29, 2020.

Given a population of 9,815, this works out to 960 watts per person in the area, compared to a 448 watts Australian average. There are approximately 5,309 dwellings in the 5700 area, so that calculates out at 36 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 25.

Based on a conservative average of 42,112 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,632 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Port Augusta and 5700 postcode area residents are collectively generating $5,687,292 of energy at retail prices a year!

Port Augusta solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5700 region avoiding 7,839 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Port Augusta?

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Solar Energy Resources In Port Augusta

Port Augusta experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.33 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 5700 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 Augusta 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 Augusta in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,893 kWh (equivalent to ~84% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,524 kWh (~112%)
  • 5kW system - 8,156 kWh (~140%)
  • 6kW system - 9,787 kWh (~168%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Port Augusta, South Australia should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 17 degrees to 27 degrees, with 22 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Port Augusta solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed in tariffs currently range from 17c to 22c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5700 area.

Port Augusta 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 17c, Port Augusta solar power system owners can expect to save $2,642 per year.

Port Augusta City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Port Augusta City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required include if the distribution of the weight will exceed 100kg at any one point of attachment to the roof, panels will over hang any point of the roof, the panels are not positioned parallel and installed more than 100mm above the roof line.

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

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Port Augusta Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Port Augusta SA 5700 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5700 current as at February 29, 2029
  • Port Augusta City Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Port Augusta 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 Port Augusta Railway Station , coordinates 32°29'45" S 137°45'51" E, around 508 metres from the centre of Port Augusta.

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