Solar Power Information - Westbourne Park, SA, 5041

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Westbourne Park home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Westbourne Park and the 5041 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5041 Solar Power Statistics

In Westbourne Park's postcode area (5041), more than 2,105 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 10,512 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 12,426, this works out to 846 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 5,259 dwellings in the 5041 area, so that calculates out at 40 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 42,393 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,650 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Westbourne Park and 5041 postcode area residents are collectively generating $5,725,123 of energy at retail prices a year!

Westbourne Park solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5041 region avoiding 7,891 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Westbourne Park

Westbourne Park experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.81 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 5041 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 Westbourne Park 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 Westbourne Park in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,416 kWh (equivalent to ~76% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,888 kWh (~101%)
  • 5kW system - 7,360 kWh (~126%)
  • 6kW system - 8,832 kWh (~151%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Westbourne Park, South 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 Westbourne Park's case, that is 34 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 South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Westbourne Park solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 17c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5041 area.

Westbourne Park 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 8c, Westbourne Park solar power system owners can expect to save $1,987 per year.

Mitcham City Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Mitcham City Council area. Circumstances where an approval is required includes if the installation will be peformed in a state heritage place and the panels will be seen from ground level from a public street. Approval will also be needed if the total weight of panels exceeds 100 kg and the weight will not be distributed evenly, panels will overhang from the roof, panels will not be fitted parallel to the roof, with the underside surface of the panels being more than 100 mm above the surface of the roof.

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In South Australia

A series of steps must be completed in South 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 South Australia.

Solar Panel Installers In Westbourne Park

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Westbourne Park Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Westbourne Park SA 5041 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5041 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Mitcham City Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Westbourne Park is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the South Australia average of 0.51kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Clarence Gardens Bowling Club , coordinates 34°58'21" S 138°34'44" E, around 1.5 km from the centre of Westbourne Park.

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