Solar Power Information - Watagan, NSW, 2325

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Watagan home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Watagan and the 2325 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2325 Solar Power Statistics

In Watagan's postcode area (2325), more than 3,313 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 17,549 kW as at December 31, 2020.

Given a population of 24,903, this works out to 705 watts per person in the area, compared to a 556 watts Australian average. There are approximately 10,965 dwellings in the 2325 area, so that calculates out at 30 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 29.

Based on a conservative average of 66,210 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,138 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Watagan and 2325 postcode area residents are collectively generating $7,008,305 of energy at retail prices a year!

Watagan solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2325 region avoiding 19,817 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Watagan?

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Solar Energy Resources In Watagan

Watagan experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.5 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 2325 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 Watagan 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 Watagan in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,131 kWh (equivalent to ~71% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,508 kWh (~94%)
  • 5kW system - 6,886 kWh (~118%)
  • 6kW system - 8,263 kWh (~141%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Watagan, New South Wales should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 18 degrees to 28 degrees, with 23 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Watagan solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 6c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2325 area.

Watagan 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, Watagan solar power system owners can expect to save $1,446 per year.

Cessnock City Council Requirements.

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

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

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Watagan Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Watagan NSW 2325 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2325 current as at December 31, 2020.
  • Cessnock City Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Watagan 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 Watagan Central , coordinates 33°1'33" S 151°11'17" E, around 1.6 km from the centre of Watagan.

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