Solar Power Information - Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Macquarie home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Port Macquarie and the 2444 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2444 Solar Power Statistics

In Port Macquarie's postcode area (2444), more than 6,195 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 27,674 kW as at June 30, 2020.

Given a population of 42,386, this works out to 653 watts per person in the area, compared to a 489 watts Australian average. There are approximately 20,789 dwellings in the 2444 area, so that calculates out at 30 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 26.

Based on a conservative average of 113,461 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 7,091 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Port Macquarie and 2444 postcode area residents are collectively generating $12,009,867 of energy at retail prices a year!

Port Macquarie solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2444 region avoiding 33,959 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Port Macquarie?

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Solar Energy Resources In Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.89 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 2444 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 Macquarie 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 Macquarie in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,489 kWh (equivalent to ~77% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,986 kWh (~102%)
  • 5kW system - 7,482 kWh (~128%)
  • 6kW system - 8,979 kWh (~154%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Port Macquarie, New South Wales should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 16 degrees to 26 degrees, with 21 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Port Macquarie solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, 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 2444 area.

Port Macquarie 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, Port Macquarie solar power system owners can expect to save $1,975 per year.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In New South Wales

A series of steps must be completed in New South Wales 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 New South Wales.

Solar Panel Installers In Port Macquarie

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Port Macquarie Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Port Macquarie NSW 2444 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2444 current as at June 30, 2020.
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Port Macquarie is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the New South Wales average of 0.82kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Port Macquarie (Hill St) , coordinates 31°26'24" S 152°54'40" E, around 671 metres from the centre of Port Macquarie.

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