Solar Power Information - South Murwillumbah, NSW, 2484

If you're considering installing solar panels for your South Murwillumbah home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for South Murwillumbah and the 2484 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2484 Solar Power Statistics

In South Murwillumbah's postcode area (2484), more than 4,448 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 22,941 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 17,120, this works out to 1,340 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,450 dwellings in the 2484 area, so that calculates out at 60 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 94,055 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 5,878 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; South Murwillumbah and 2484 postcode area residents are collectively generating $9,955,731 of energy at retail prices a year!

South Murwillumbah solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2484 region avoiding 28,151 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In South Murwillumbah

South Murwillumbah experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.89 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 2484 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 Murwillumbah 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 Murwillumbah in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,489 kWh (equivalent to ~77% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,986 kWh (~102%)
  • 5kW system - 7,482 kWh (~128%)
  • 6kW system - 8,979 kWh (~154%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in South Murwillumbah, 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 South Murwillumbah's case, that is 28 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, South Murwillumbah solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2484 area.

South Murwillumbah 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, South Murwillumbah solar power system owners can expect to save $1,571 per year.

Tweed Council Requirements.

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

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

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South Murwillumbah Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in South Murwillumbah NSW 2484 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2484 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Tweed Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in South Murwillumbah 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 North Murwillumbah (Tweed River) , coordinates 28°19'39" S 153°24'7" E, around 1.8 km from the centre of South Murwillumbah.

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