Solar Power Information - Roseworthy, SA, 5371

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Roseworthy home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Roseworthy and the 5371 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5371 Solar Power Statistics

In Roseworthy's postcode area (5371), more than 430 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 3,221 kW as at April 30, 2024.

Given a population of 1,251, this works out to 2,575 watts per person in the area, compared to a 982 watts Australian average. There are approximately 467 dwellings in the 5371 area, so that calculates out at 92 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 37.

Based on a conservative average of 13,125 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 820 homes) and retail electricity costs of 42c per kilowatt-hour; Roseworthy and 5371 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,012,100 of energy at retail prices a year!

Roseworthy solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5371 region avoiding 2,443 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Roseworthy?

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Solar Energy Resources In Roseworthy

Roseworthy experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.86 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 5371 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 Roseworthy 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 Roseworthy in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 7,436 kWh (equivalent to ~127% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 8,924 kWh (~153%)
  • 10kW system - 14,873 kWh (~255%)
  • 13kW system - 19,335 kWh (~331%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Roseworthy, 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 Roseworthy'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, Roseworthy solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 5c to 10c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5371 area.

Roseworthy 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 5c, Roseworthy solar power system owners can expect to save $1,944 per year.

Light Regional Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Light Regional Council area. Circumstances where an approval is needed include where property is a listed state or local heritage place. Approval will also be needed where an installation occurs in a Historic Conservation Zone or Policy Area and the panels will be visible at ground level in a public street. Approval is also required where the total weight of the panels will exceed 100 Kg and the weight is not evenly distributed, the panels will overhang from the roof, or the underside surface of the panels is more than 100 millimetres above the surface of the roof.

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

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Installing A Solar Battery In Roseworthy

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 Roseworthy home will depend on various factors. 

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

Roseworthy Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Roseworthy SA 5371 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5371 current as at April 30, 2024.
  • Light Regional Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Roseworthy 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 Roseworthy , coordinates 34°32'7" S 138°45'2" E, around 405 metres from the centre of Roseworthy.

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