Solar Power Information - Richmond, VIC, 3121

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Richmond home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Richmond and the 3121 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3121 Solar Power Statistics

In Richmond's postcode area (3121), more than 711 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 3,339 kW as at June 30, 2020.

Given a population of 27,588, this works out to 121 watts per person in the area, compared to a 489 watts Australian average. There are approximately 14,660 dwellings in the 3121 area, so that calculates out at 5 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 26.

Based on a conservative average of 11,730 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 733 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Richmond and 3121 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,027,585 of energy at retail prices a year!

Richmond solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3121 region avoiding 4,581 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Richmond?

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Solar quotes in Richmond, Victoria, 3121

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Solar Energy Resources In Richmond

Richmond experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.19 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 3121 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 Richmond 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 Richmond in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,847 kWh (equivalent to ~66% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,129 kWh (~88%)
  • 5kW system - 6,411 kWh (~110%)
  • 6kW system - 7,694 kWh (~132%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Richmond, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 22 degrees to 32 degrees, with 27 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Richmond solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 15c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3121 area.

Richmond 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 15c, Richmond solar power system owners can expect to save $1,500 per year.

Yarra City Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Victoria

A series of steps must be completed in Victoria 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 Victoria.

Solar Panel Installers In Richmond

In our network we have quality, thoroughly pre-vetted solar power system installers servicing Richmond. If you're ready to get quotes from installation professionals we know and trust:

If you have any questions regarding choosing, buying and installing solar panels in Richmond, feel free to contact us.

Richmond Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Richmond VIC 3121 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3121 current as at June 30, 2020.
  • Yarra City Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Richmond is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Victoria average of 1.07kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Melbourne (Olympic Park) , coordinates 37°49'32" S 144°58'54" E, around 1.7 km from the centre of Richmond.

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