Solar Power Information - Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Macquarie home (and/or a battery), 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 9,792 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 56,309 kW as at January 31, 2024.

Given a population of 47,822, this works out to 1,177 watts per person in the area, compared to a 947 watts Australian average. There are approximately 22,966 dwellings in the 2444 area, so that calculates out at 43 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 36.

Based on a conservative average of 230,862 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 14,429 homes) and retail electricity costs of 34c per kilowatt-hour; Port Macquarie and 2444 postcode area residents are collectively generating $28,650,034 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 69,097 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:

  • 5kW system - 7,482 kWh (equivalent to ~128% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 8,979 kWh (~154%)
  • 10kW system - 14,965 kWh (~256%)
  • 13kW system - 19,454 kWh (~333%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Port Macquarie, New South Wales 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 Macquarie's case, that is 31 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 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 generally currently range from 5c to 10c 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 6.6kW system installation, a self-consumption rate of 40% and the low end of the feed in tariff range rate of 5c, Port Macquarie solar power system owners can expect to save $1,640 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

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Port Macquarie

Households across Australia are increasingly thinking of installing a home battery; either as an addition/upgrade to an existing PV system, or installed concurrently with solar panels. Whether batteries will make sense for your Port Macquarie home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Port Macquarie who can advise you on home energy storage as a retrofit upgrade or part of a full solar + battery system installation - and provide a quote.

If you have any questions regarding choosing, buying and installing solar panels in Port Macquarie (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Port Macquarie Data Sources And Notes

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

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2444 current as at January 31, 2024.
  • 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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