Solar Power Information - Sprent, TAS, 7315

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Sprent home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Sprent and the 7315 postcode area in Tasmania.

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Postcode 7315 Solar Power Statistics

In Sprent's postcode area (7315), more than 1,160 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,630 kW as at January 31, 2021.

Given a population of 13,365, this works out to 421 watts per person in the area, compared to a 568 watts Australian average. There are approximately 6,574 dwellings in the 7315 area, so that calculates out at 18 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 19,258 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,204 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Sprent and 7315 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,827,567 of energy at retail prices a year!

Sprent solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 7315 region avoiding 1,336 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Sprent?

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Solar quotes in Sprent, Tasmania, 7315

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Solar Energy Resources In Sprent

Sprent experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.08 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 7315 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 Sprent 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 Sprent in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,746 kWh (equivalent to ~64% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 4,994 kWh (~86%)
  • 5kW system - 6,243 kWh (~107%)
  • 6kW system - 7,492 kWh (~128%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Sprent, Tasmania should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 26 degrees to 36 degrees, with 31 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Tasmania

As well as providing your home with electricity, Sprent solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In TAS, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 14c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 7315 area.

Sprent 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 8c, Sprent solar power system owners can expect to save $1,274 per year.

Central Coast Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Tasmania

A series of steps must be completed in Tasmania 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 Tasmania.

Solar Panel Installers In Sprent

In our network we have quality, thoroughly pre-vetted solar power system installers servicing Sprent. If you're ready to get quotes from installation professionals we know and trust:

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Sprent Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Sprent TAS 7315 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 7315 current as at January 31, 2021.
  • Central Coast Council - Tasmania

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Sprent is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Tasmania average of 0.19kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Kindred (Clerke Plains Road) , coordinates 41°14'42" S 146°11'33" E, around 3.7 km from the centre of Sprent.

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