Solar Power Information - Port Sorell, TAS, 7307

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Sorell home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Port Sorell and the 7307 postcode area in Tasmania.

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Postcode 7307 Solar Power Statistics

In Port Sorell's postcode area (7307), more than 935 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 4,440 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 9,087, this works out to 489 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 4,651 dwellings in the 7307 area, so that calculates out at 20 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 16,043 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,003 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Port Sorell and 7307 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,522,501 of energy at retail prices a year!

Port Sorell solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 7307 region avoiding 1,113 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Port Sorell?

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Solar Energy Resources In Port Sorell

Port Sorell experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.31 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 7307 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 Sorell 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 Sorell in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,957 kWh (equivalent to ~68% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,276 kWh (~90%)
  • 5kW system - 6,595 kWh (~113%)
  • 6kW system - 7,914 kWh (~136%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Port Sorell, Tasmania should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 26 degrees to 36 degrees, with 31 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Tasmania

As well as providing your home with electricity, Port Sorell solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In TAS, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 14c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 7307 area.

Port Sorell 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 Sorell solar power system owners can expect to save $1,345 per year.

Latrobe Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Tasmania

A series of steps must be completed in Tasmania 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 Tasmania.

Solar Panel Installers In Port Sorell

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Port Sorell Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Port Sorell TAS 7307 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 7307 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Latrobe Council - Tasmania

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Port Sorell is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Tasmania average of 0.19kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Port Sorell (Narawntapu National Park) , coordinates 41°8'58" S 146°36'12" E, around 4.8 km from the centre of Port Sorell.

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