Solar Power Information - Subiaco, WA, 6008

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Subiaco home (and/or a battery), this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Subiaco and the 6008 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6008 Solar Power Statistics

In Subiaco's postcode area (6008), more than 1,709 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 10,370 kW as at January 31, 2024.

Given a population of 14,804, this works out to 701 watts per person in the area, compared to a 947 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,707 dwellings in the 6008 area, so that calculates out at 22 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 36.

Based on a conservative average of 46,604 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,913 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Subiaco and 6008 postcode area residents are collectively generating $4,933,035 of energy at retail prices a year!

Subiaco solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6008 region avoiding 11,907 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Subiaco?

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Solar Energy Resources In Subiaco

Subiaco experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.36 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 6008 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 Subiaco 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 Subiaco in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 5kW system - 8,202 kWh (equivalent to ~140% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 6kW system - 9,842 kWh (~169%)
  • 10kW system - 16,403 kWh (~281%)
  • 13kW system - 21,324 kWh (~365%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Subiaco, 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 Subiaco's case, that is 31 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, Subiaco solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 3c to 10c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6008 area.

Subiaco 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, Subiaco solar power system owners can expect to save $1,451 per year.

Subiaco City Council Requirements.

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

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

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

Installing A Solar Battery In Subiaco

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 Subiaco home will depend on various factors. 

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

Subiaco Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Subiaco WA 6008 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6008 current as at January 31, 2024.
  • Subiaco City Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Subiaco 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 Floreat Park , coordinates 31°56'58" S 115°47'34" E, around 2.9 km from the centre of Subiaco.

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