Solar Power Information - Port Douglas, QLD, 4877

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Douglas home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Port Douglas and the 4877 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4877 Solar Power Statistics

In Port Douglas's postcode area (4877), more than 803 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,442 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 4,009, this works out to 1,357 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,245 dwellings in the 4877 area, so that calculates out at 36 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 25,595 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,600 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Port Douglas and 4877 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,428,974 of energy at retail prices a year!

Port Douglas solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4877 region avoiding 7,474 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Port Douglas?

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Solar Energy Resources In Port Douglas

Port Douglas experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.61 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 4877 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 Douglas 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 Douglas in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,150 kWh (equivalent to ~88% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,867 kWh (~118%)
  • 5kW system - 8,584 kWh (~147%)
  • 6kW system - 10,301 kWh (~176%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Port Douglas, Queensland 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 Port Douglas's case, that is 16 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 Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Port Douglas solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In QLD, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 15c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 4877 area.

Port Douglas 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 6c, Port Douglas solar power system owners can expect to save $1,648 per year.

Douglas Shire Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Douglas Shire Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Port Douglas should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Queensland

A series of steps must be completed in Queensland 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 Queensland.

Solar Panel Installers In Port Douglas

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Port Douglas Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Port Douglas QLD 4877 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4877 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Douglas Shire Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Port Douglas is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Queensland average of 0.8kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Port Douglas - Warner St , coordinates 16°28'60" S 145°27'50" E, around 219 metres from the centre of Port Douglas.

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