Solar Power Information - Port Rickaby, SA, 5575

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Rickaby home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Port Rickaby and the 5575 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5575 Solar Power Statistics

In Port Rickaby's postcode area (5575), more than 1,077 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 4,394 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 2,010, this works out to 2,186 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,107 dwellings in the 5575 area, so that calculates out at 51 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 18,127 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,133 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Port Rickaby and 5575 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,448,069 of energy at retail prices a year!

Port Rickaby solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5575 region avoiding 3,374 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Port Rickaby?

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Solar Energy Resources In Port Rickaby

Port Rickaby experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.92 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 5575 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 Rickaby 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 Rickaby in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,517 kWh (equivalent to ~77% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,023 kWh (~103%)
  • 5kW system - 7,528 kWh (~129%)
  • 6kW system - 9,034 kWh (~155%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Port Rickaby, 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 Rickaby's case, that is 34 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 Rickaby 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 5575 area.

Port Rickaby 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 Rickaby solar power system owners can expect to save $2,033 per year.

Yorke Peninsula Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Yorke Peninsula Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Port Rickaby 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 Rickaby

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Port Rickaby Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Port Rickaby SA 5575 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5575 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Yorke Peninsula Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Port Rickaby 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 Spicer Flat , coordinates 34°41'46" S 137°34'28" E, around 7.6 km from the centre of Port Rickaby.

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