Solar Power Information - Shellharbour, NSW, 2529

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Shellharbour home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Shellharbour and the 2529 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2529 Solar Power Statistics

In Shellharbour's postcode area (2529), more than 4,111 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 25,586 kW as at April 30, 2024.

Given a population of 27,842, this works out to 919 watts per person in the area, compared to a 982 watts Australian average. There are approximately 10,793 dwellings in the 2529 area, so that calculates out at 38 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 37.

Based on a conservative average of 95,245 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 5,953 homes) and retail electricity costs of 34c per kilowatt-hour; Shellharbour and 2529 postcode area residents are collectively generating $11,819,959 of energy at retail prices a year!

Shellharbour solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2529 region avoiding 28,507 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Shellharbour?

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Solar Energy Resources In Shellharbour

Shellharbour experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.44 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 2529 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 Shellharbour 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 Shellharbour in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 6,794 kWh (equivalent to ~116% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 8,153 kWh (~140%)
  • 10kW system - 13,588 kWh (~233%)
  • 13kW system - 17,664 kWh (~302%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Shellharbour, New South Wales 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 Shellharbour'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 New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Shellharbour solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, 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 2529 area.

Shellharbour 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, Shellharbour solar power system owners can expect to save $1,489 per year.

Shellharbour City Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In New South Wales

A series of steps must be completed in New South Wales 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 New South Wales.

Solar Panel Installers In Shellharbour

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Installing A Solar Battery In Shellharbour

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 Shellharbour home will depend on various factors. 

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

Shellharbour Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Shellharbour NSW 2529 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2529 current as at April 30, 2024.
  • Shellharbour City Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Shellharbour is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the New South Wales average of 0.82kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Blackbutt (Tammar Place) , coordinates 34°34'15" S 150°50'18" E, around 2.9 km from the centre of Shellharbour.

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