Solar Power Information - Port Hedland, WA, 6721

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Hedland home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Port Hedland and the 6721 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6721 Solar Power Statistics

In Port Hedland's postcode area (6721), more than 121 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 1,169 kW as at April 30, 2021.

Given a population of 3,516, this works out to 332 watts per person in the area, compared to a 605 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,972 dwellings in the 6721 area, so that calculates out at 6 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 30.

Based on a conservative average of 6,203 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 388 homes) and retail electricity costs of 27c per kilowatt-hour; Port Hedland and 6721 postcode area residents are collectively generating $611,265 of energy at retail prices a year!

Port Hedland solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6721 region avoiding 1,585 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Port Hedland?

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Solar Energy Resources In Port Hedland

Port Hedland experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 6.33 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 6721 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 Hedland 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 Hedland in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,811 kWh (equivalent to ~100% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 7,749 kWh (~133%)
  • 5kW system - 9,686 kWh (~166%)
  • 6kW system - 11,623 kWh (~199%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Port Hedland, Western Australia should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 5 degrees to 15 degrees, with 10 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Western Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Port Hedland solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed in tariffs currently range from 3c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6721 area.

Port Hedland 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 3c, Port Hedland solar power system owners can expect to save $1,743 per year.

Port Hedland Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Western Australia

A series of steps must be completed in Western 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 Western Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In Port Hedland

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

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Port Hedland Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Port Hedland WA 6721 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6721 current as at April 30, 2021.
  • Port Hedland Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Port Hedland is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Western Australia average of 0.7kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Port Hedland Airport , coordinates 20°22'21" S 118°37'54" E, around 8.6 km from the centre of Port Hedland.

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