Solar Power Information - Smoky Creek, QLD, 4702

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Smoky Creek home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Smoky Creek and the 4702 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4702 Solar Power Statistics

In Smoky Creek's postcode area (4702), more than 4,512 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 23,552 kW as at August 31, 2021.

Given a population of 25,210, this works out to 934 watts per person in the area, compared to a 650 watts Australian average. There are approximately 11,383 dwellings in the 4702 area, so that calculates out at 40 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 31.

Based on a conservative average of 110,187 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 6,887 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Smoky Creek and 4702 postcode area residents are collectively generating $10,456,739 of energy at retail prices a year!

Smoky Creek solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4702 region avoiding 32,175 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Smoky Creek?

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Solar Energy Resources In Smoky Creek

Smoky Creek experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.58 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 4702 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 Smoky Creek 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 Smoky Creek in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,123 kWh (equivalent to ~88% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,831 kWh (~117%)
  • 5kW system - 8,538 kWh (~146%)
  • 6kW system - 10,246 kWh (~175%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Smoky Creek, 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 Smoky Creek's case, that is 24 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, Smoky Creek solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In QLD, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 15c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 4702 area.

Smoky Creek 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 6c, Smoky Creek solar power system owners can expect to save $1,639 per year.

Banana Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

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Smoky Creek Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Smoky Creek QLD 4702 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4702 current as at August 31, 2021.
  • Banana Shire Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Smoky Creek 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 Jambin Post Office , coordinates 24°11'48" S 150°22'17" E, around 6.6 km from the centre of Smoky Creek.

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