Solar Power Information - Townsville, QLD, 4810

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Townsville home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Townsville and the 4810 postcode area in Queensland.

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Postcode 4810 Solar Power Statistics

In Townsville's postcode area (4810), more than 2,208 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 13,810 kW as at December 31, 2020.

Given a population of 18,358, this works out to 752 watts per person in the area, compared to a 556 watts Australian average. There are approximately 10,754 dwellings in the 4810 area, so that calculates out at 21 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 67,850 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,241 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Townsville and 4810 postcode area residents are collectively generating $6,438,946 of energy at retail prices a year!

Townsville solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 4810 region avoiding 19,812 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Townsville?

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Solar Energy Resources In Townsville

Townsville experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.86 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 4810 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 Townsville 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 Townsville in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,380 kWh (equivalent to ~92% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 7,173 kWh (~123%)
  • 5kW system - 8,967 kWh (~154%)
  • 6kW system - 10,760 kWh (~184%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Townsville, Queensland should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 4 degrees to 14 degrees, with 9 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Queensland

As well as providing your home with electricity, Townsville solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In QLD, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 15c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 4810 area.

Townsville 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, Townsville solar power system owners can expect to save $1,722 per year.

Townsville City Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Queensland

A series of steps must be completed in Queensland 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 Queensland.

Solar Panel Installers In Townsville

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Townsville Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Townsville QLD 4810 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 4810 current as at December 31, 2020.
  • Townsville City Council - Queensland

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Townsville is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Queensland average of 0.8kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Townsville Railway Stn , coordinates 19°16'6" S 146°48'54" E, around 1.2 km from the centre of Townsville.

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