Solar Power Information - Sippy Downs, QLD, 4556

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Sippy Downs home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Sippy Downs and the 4556 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4556 Solar Power Statistics

In Sippy Downs's postcode area (4556), more than 11,583 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 62,588 kW as at April 30, 2024.

Given a population of 43,589, this works out to 1,436 watts per person in the area, compared to a 982 watts Australian average. There are approximately 18,286 dwellings in the 4556 area, so that calculates out at 63 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 37.

Based on a conservative average of 272,350 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 17,022 homes) and retail electricity costs of 30c per kilowatt-hour; Sippy Downs and 4556 postcode area residents are collectively generating $29,822,310 of energy at retail prices a year!

Sippy Downs solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4556 region avoiding 79,526 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Sippy Downs?

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Solar Energy Resources In Sippy Downs

Sippy Downs experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.19 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 4556 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 Sippy Downs 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 Sippy Downs in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 7,941 kWh (equivalent to ~136% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 9,530 kWh (~163%)
  • 10kW system - 15,883 kWh (~272%)
  • 13kW system - 20,648 kWh (~354%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Sippy Downs, Queensland 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 Sippy Downs's case, that is 26 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 Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Sippy Downs solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In QLD, 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 4556 area.

Sippy Downs 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, Sippy Downs solar power system owners can expect to save $1,572 per year.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Queensland

A series of steps must be completed in Queensland 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 Queensland.

Solar Panel Installers In Sippy Downs

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Installing A Solar Battery In Sippy Downs

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 Sippy Downs home will depend on various factors. 

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

Sippy Downs Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Sippy Downs QLD 4556 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4556 current as at April 30, 2024.
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Sippy Downs is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Queensland average of 0.8kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Buderim Post Office , coordinates 26°41'12" S 153°3'0" E, around 3.3 km from the centre of Sippy Downs.

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