Solar Power Information - Serpentine, VIC, 3517

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Serpentine home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Serpentine and the 3517 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3517 Solar Power Statistics

In Serpentine's postcode area (3517), more than 302 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 1,577 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 1,198, this works out to 1,316 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 665 dwellings in the 3517 area, so that calculates out at 45 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 6,426 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 402 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Serpentine and 3517 postcode area residents are collectively generating $562,934 of energy at retail prices a year!

Serpentine solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3517 region avoiding 2,510 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Serpentine?

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Solar Energy Resources In Serpentine

Serpentine 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 3517 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 Serpentine 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 Serpentine in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,462 kWh (equivalent to ~76% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,949 kWh (~102%)
  • 5kW system - 7,436 kWh (~127%)
  • 6kW system - 8,924 kWh (~153%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Serpentine, Victoria should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 21 degrees to 31 degrees, with 26 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Serpentine 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 3517 area.

Serpentine 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, Serpentine solar power system owners can expect to save $1,517 per year.

Loddon Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

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Serpentine Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Serpentine VIC 3517 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3517 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Loddon Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Serpentine 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 Serpentine Loddon Valley H'way , coordinates 36°24'33" S 143°58'31" E, around 368 metres from the centre of Serpentine.

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