Solar Power Information - Wellington, NSW, 2820

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Wellington home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Wellington and the 2820 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2820 Solar Power Statistics

In Wellington's postcode area (2820), more than 759 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 3,764 kW as at August 31, 2020.

Given a population of 5,747, this works out to 655 watts per person in the area, compared to a 512 watts Australian average. There are approximately 2,857 dwellings in the 2820 area, so that calculates out at 27 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 27.

Based on a conservative average of 16,124 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,008 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Wellington and 2820 postcode area residents are collectively generating $1,706,755 of energy at retail prices a year!

Wellington solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2820 region avoiding 4,826 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Wellington?

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Solar quotes in Wellington, New South Wales, 2820

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Solar Energy Resources In Wellington

Wellington experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.11 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 2820 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 Wellington 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 Wellington in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,691 kWh (equivalent to ~80% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,255 kWh (~107%)
  • 5kW system - 7,819 kWh (~134%)
  • 6kW system - 9,383 kWh (~161%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Wellington, New South Wales should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 17 degrees to 27 degrees, with 22 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Wellington solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 15c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2820 area.

Wellington 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 15c, Wellington solar power system owners can expect to save $2,064 per year.

Dubbo Regional Council Requirements.

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

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

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

If you have any questions regarding choosing, buying and installing solar panels in Wellington, feel free to contact us.

Wellington Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Wellington NSW 2820 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2820 current as at August 31, 2020.
  • Dubbo Regional Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Wellington 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 Wellington (D&j Rural) , coordinates 32°33'49" S 148°57'1" E, around 992 metres from the centre of Wellington.

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