Solar Power Information - Port Pirie West, SA, 5540

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Pirie West home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Port Pirie West and the 5540 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5540 Solar Power Statistics

In Port Pirie West's postcode area (5540), more than 3,304 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 16,817 kW as at October 31, 2021.

Given a population of 13,898, this works out to 1,210 watts per person in the area, compared to a 671 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,027 dwellings in the 5540 area, so that calculates out at 47 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 72,472 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,530 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Port Pirie West and 5540 postcode area residents are collectively generating $9,787,368 of energy at retail prices a year!

Port Pirie West solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5540 region avoiding 13,491 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Port Pirie West

Port Pirie West experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.14 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 5540 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 Pirie West 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 Pirie West in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,719 kWh (equivalent to ~81% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,292 kWh (~108%)
  • 5kW system - 7,865 kWh (~135%)
  • 6kW system - 9,438 kWh (~162%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Port Pirie West, South Australia 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 Pirie West's case, that is 33 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 South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Port Pirie West solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5540 area.

Port Pirie West 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 8c, Port Pirie West solar power system owners can expect to save $2,124 per year.

Port Pirie City and Dists Council Requirements.

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

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

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Port Pirie West Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Port Pirie West SA 5540 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5540 current as at October 31, 2021.
  • Port Pirie City and Dists Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Port Pirie West 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 Pirie Nyrstar Comparison , coordinates 33°10'15" S 138°0'37" E, around 1.8 km from the centre of Port Pirie West.

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