Solar Power Information - Westbrook, NSW, 2330

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Westbrook home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Westbrook and the 2330 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2330 Solar Power Statistics

In Westbrook's postcode area (2330), more than 2,811 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 18,654 kW as at October 31, 2021.

Given a population of 18,358, this works out to 1,016 watts per person in the area, compared to a 671 watts Australian average. There are approximately 7,860 dwellings in the 2330 area, so that calculates out at 36 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 73,040 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 4,565 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Westbrook and 2330 postcode area residents are collectively generating $7,731,248 of energy at retail prices a year!

Westbrook solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2330 region avoiding 21,861 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Westbrook?

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Solar Energy Resources In Westbrook

Westbrook experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.67 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 2330 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 Westbrook 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 Westbrook in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,287 kWh (equivalent to ~73% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,717 kWh (~98%)
  • 5kW system - 7,146 kWh (~122%)
  • 6kW system - 8,575 kWh (~147%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Westbrook, New South Wales 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 Westbrook's case, that is 32 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 New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Westbrook 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 2330 area.

Westbrook 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, Westbrook solar power system owners can expect to save $1,501 per year.

Singleton Council Requirements.

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

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

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Westbrook Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Westbrook NSW 2330 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2330 current as at October 31, 2021.
  • Singleton Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Westbrook 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 Sedgefield (Bundajon) , coordinates 32°29'59" S 151°17'11" E, around 4.9 km from the centre of Westbrook.

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