Solar Power Information - South Murchison, WA, 6635

If you're considering installing solar panels for your South Murchison home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for South Murchison and the 6635 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6635 Solar Power Statistics

In South Murchison's postcode area (6635), more than 17 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 184 kW as at October 31, 2021.

Given a population of 155, this works out to 1,187 watts per person in the area, compared to a 671 watts Australian average. There are approximately 74 dwellings in the 6635 area, so that calculates out at 23 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 921 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 58 homes) and retail electricity costs of 27c per kilowatt-hour; South Murchison and 6635 postcode area residents are collectively generating $90,784 of energy at retail prices a year!

South Murchison solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6635 region avoiding 235 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In South Murchison

South Murchison experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.97 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 6635 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 South Murchison 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 South Murchison in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,481 kWh (equivalent to ~94% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 7,308 kWh (~125%)
  • 5kW system - 9,135 kWh (~156%)
  • 6kW system - 10,962 kWh (~188%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in South Murchison, Western Australia 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 South Murchison's case, that is 27 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 Western Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, South Murchison solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed in tariffs currently range from 3c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6635 area.

South Murchison 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 3c, South Murchison solar power system owners can expect to save $1,644 per year.

Murchison Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Western Australia

A series of steps must be completed in Western Australia 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 Western Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In South Murchison

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South Murchison Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in South Murchison WA 6635 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6635 current as at October 31, 2021.
  • Murchison Shire Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in South Murchison is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Western Australia average of 0.7kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Murgoo , coordinates 27°21'49" S 116°25'34" E, around 9.8 km from the centre of South Murchison.

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