Solar Power Information - Queenstown, TAS, 7467

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Queenstown home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Queenstown and the 7467 postcode area in Tasmania.

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Postcode 7467 Solar Power Statistics

In Queenstown's postcode area (7467), more than 130 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 802 kW as at January 31, 2024.

Given a population of 1,632, this works out to 491 watts per person in the area, compared to a 947 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,128 dwellings in the 7467 area, so that calculates out at 12 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 36.

Based on a conservative average of 2,280 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 142 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Queenstown and 7467 postcode area residents are collectively generating $241,298 of energy at retail prices a year!

Queenstown solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 7467 region avoiding 158 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Queenstown?

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Solar Energy Resources In Queenstown

Queenstown experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 3.39 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 7467 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 Queenstown 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 Queenstown in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 5,187 kWh (equivalent to ~89% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 6,225 kWh (~107%)
  • 10kW system - 10,374 kWh (~178%)
  • 13kW system - 13,487 kWh (~231%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Queenstown, Tasmania 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 Queenstown's case, that is 42 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 Tasmania

As well as providing your home with electricity, Queenstown solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In TAS, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 8c to 10c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 7467 area.

Queenstown 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 8c, Queenstown solar power system owners can expect to save $1,123 per year.

West Coast Council Requirements.

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

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

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Installing A Solar Battery In Queenstown

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 Queenstown home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Queenstown 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 Queenstown (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Queenstown Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Queenstown TAS 7467 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 7467 current as at January 31, 2024.
  • West Coast Council - Tasmania

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Queenstown 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 Queenstown (Copper Mine) , coordinates 42°3'58" S 145°34'5" E, around 1.8 km from the centre of Queenstown.

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