Solar Power Information - Wedge Island, WA, 6044

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Wedge Island home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Wedge Island and the 6044 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6044 Solar Power Statistics

In Wedge Island's postcode area (6044), more than 369 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 1,640 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 1,054, this works out to 1,556 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,410 dwellings in the 6044 area, so that calculates out at 26 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 7,452 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 466 homes) and retail electricity costs of 27c per kilowatt-hour; Wedge Island and 6044 postcode area residents are collectively generating $734,425 of energy at retail prices a year!

Wedge Island solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6044 region avoiding 1,904 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Wedge Island?

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Solar Energy Resources In Wedge Island

Wedge Island experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.42 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 6044 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 Wedge Island 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 Wedge Island in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,976 kWh (equivalent to ~85% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,635 kWh (~114%)
  • 5kW system - 8,293 kWh (~142%)
  • 6kW system - 9,952 kWh (~170%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Wedge Island, 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 Wedge Island's case, that is 30 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, Wedge Island solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed in tariffs currently range from 3c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6044 area.

Wedge Island 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 3c, Wedge Island solar power system owners can expect to save $1,493 per year.

Dandaragan Shire Council Requirements.

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

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

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Wedge Island Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Wedge Island WA 6044 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6044 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Dandaragan Shire Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Wedge Island 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 Mimigarra , coordinates 30°51'12" S 115°26'44" E, around 22.7 km from the centre of Wedge Island.

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