Solar Power Information - Rye, VIC, 3941

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Rye home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Rye and the 3941 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3941 Solar Power Statistics

In Rye's postcode area (3941), more than 1,529 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 6,493 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 10,894, this works out to 596 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 11,445 dwellings in the 3941 area, so that calculates out at 13 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 22,973 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,436 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Rye and 3941 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,012,453 of energy at retail prices a year!

Rye solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3941 region avoiding 8,972 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Rye?

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Solar Energy Resources In Rye

Rye experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.22 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 3941 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 Rye 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 Rye in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,874 kWh (equivalent to ~66% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,166 kWh (~88%)
  • 5kW system - 6,457 kWh (~111%)
  • 6kW system - 7,749 kWh (~133%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Rye, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 23 degrees to 33 degrees, with 28 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Rye solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 10c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3941 area.

Rye 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 10c, Rye solar power system owners can expect to save $1,317 per year.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

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Rye Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Rye VIC 3941 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3941 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Rye 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 Rosebud (Country Club) , coordinates 38°22'42" S 144°53'54" E, around 6.5 km from the centre of Rye.

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