Solar Power Information - Port Stephens, NSW, 2315

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Port Stephens home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Port Stephens and the 2315 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2315 Solar Power Statistics

In Port Stephens's postcode area (2315), more than 1,755 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 7,371 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 12,898, this works out to 571 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 8,762 dwellings in the 2315 area, so that calculates out at 20 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 28,860 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,804 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Port Stephens and 2315 postcode area residents are collectively generating $3,054,859 of energy at retail prices a year!

Port Stephens solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2315 region avoiding 8,638 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Port Stephens?

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Solar Energy Resources In Port Stephens

Port Stephens experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.67 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 2315 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 Stephens 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 Stephens in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,287 kWh (equivalent to ~73% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,717 kWh (~98%)
  • 5kW system - 7,146 kWh (~122%)
  • 6kW system - 8,575 kWh (~147%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Port Stephens, New South Wales should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 17 degrees to 27 degrees, with 22 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Port Stephens solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2315 area.

Port Stephens 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 6c, Port Stephens solar power system owners can expect to save $1,501 per year.

Port Stephens Council Requirements.

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

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

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Port Stephens Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Port Stephens NSW 2315 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2315 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Port Stephens Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Port Stephens 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 Salamander Bay (Randall Drive) , coordinates 32°43'15" S 152°4'42" E, around 2.5 km from the centre of Port Stephens.

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