Solar Power Information - Stratford, NSW, 2422

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Stratford home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Stratford and the 2422 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2422 Solar Power Statistics

In Stratford's postcode area (2422), more than 1,134 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 6,479 kW as at June 30, 2022.

Given a population of 5,204, this works out to 1,245 watts per person in the area, compared to a 742 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,762 dwellings in the 2422 area, so that calculates out at 41 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 31.

Based on a conservative average of 24,880 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,555 homes) and retail electricity costs of 25c per kilowatt-hour; Stratford and 2422 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,270,273 of energy at retail prices a year!

Stratford solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2422 region avoiding 7,446 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Stratford?

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Solar Energy Resources In Stratford

Stratford experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.58 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 2422 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 Stratford 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 Stratford in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,205 kWh (equivalent to ~72% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,606 kWh (~96%)
  • 5kW system - 7,008 kWh (~120%)
  • 6kW system - 8,410 kWh (~144%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Stratford, 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 Stratford's case, that is 32 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, Stratford solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 3c to 13c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2422 area.

Stratford 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 3c, Stratford solar power system owners can expect to save $1,092 per year.

Mid-Coast Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Mid-Coast Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Stratford 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 Stratford

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Stratford

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 Stratford home will depend on various factors. 

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

Stratford Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Stratford NSW 2422 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2422 current as at June 30, 2022.
  • Mid-Coast Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Stratford 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 Craven (Longview) , coordinates 32°9'12" S 151°57'4" E, around 4 km from the centre of Stratford.

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