Solar Power Information - Stawell, VIC, 3380

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Stawell home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Stawell and the 3380 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3380 Solar Power Statistics

In Stawell's postcode area (3380), more than 836 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,270 kW as at April 30, 2024.

Given a population of 5,624, this works out to 937 watts per person in the area, compared to a 982 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,890 dwellings in the 3380 area, so that calculates out at 29 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 37.

Based on a conservative average of 20,501 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,281 homes) and retail electricity costs of 28c per kilowatt-hour; Stawell and 3380 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,095,198 of energy at retail prices a year!

Stawell solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3380 region avoiding 8,007 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Stawell?

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Solar Energy Resources In Stawell

Stawell experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.64 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 3380 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 Stawell 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 Stawell in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 7,100 kWh (equivalent to ~122% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 8,520 kWh (~146%)
  • 10kW system - 14,200 kWh (~243%)
  • 13kW system - 18,460 kWh (~316%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Stawell, Victoria 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 Stawell's case, that is 37 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 Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Stawell solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, 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 3380 area.

Stawell 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, Stawell solar power system owners can expect to save $1,331 per year.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Victoria

A series of steps must be completed in Victoria 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 Victoria.

Solar Panel Installers In Stawell

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Stawell

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 Stawell home will depend on various factors. 

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

Stawell Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Stawell VIC 3380 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3380 current as at April 30, 2024.
  • Northern Grampians Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Stawell is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Victoria average of 1.07kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Stawell , coordinates 37°4'18" S 142°47'27" E, around 2.1 km from the centre of Stawell.

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