Solar Power Information - Wilton, NT, 852

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Wilton home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Wilton and the 852 postcode area in Northern Territory.

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Postcode 852 Solar Power Statistics

In Wilton's postcode area (852), more than 152 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 1,900 kW as at April 30, 2021.

Given a population of 6,961, this works out to 273 watts per person in the area, compared to a 605 watts Australian average. There are approximately 1,872 dwellings in the 852 area, so that calculates out at 8 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 30.

Based on a conservative average of 9,955 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 622 homes) and retail electricity costs of 26c per kilowatt-hour; Wilton and 852 postcode area residents are collectively generating $944,718 of energy at retail prices a year!

Wilton solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 852 region avoiding 2,325 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Wilton?

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Solar Energy Resources In Wilton

Wilton experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 6.25 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 852 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 Wilton 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 Wilton in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,738 kWh (equivalent to ~98% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 7,651 kWh (~131%)
  • 5kW system - 9,563 kWh (~164%)
  • 6kW system - 11,476 kWh (~197%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Wilton, Northern Territory should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 0 degrees to 9 degrees, with 4 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In Northern Territory

As well as providing your home with electricity, Wilton solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NT, feed in tariffs currently range from 8c to 8c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 852 area.

Wilton 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, Wilton solar power system owners can expect to save $1,951 per year.

Roper Gulf Regional Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Roper Gulf Regional Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Wilton should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Northern Territory

A series of steps must be completed in Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory.

Solar Panel Installers In Wilton

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Wilton Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Wilton NT 852 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 852 current as at April 30, 2021.
  • Roper Gulf Regional Council - Northern Territory

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Wilton is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Northern Territory average of 0.64kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Roper Aquafarm , coordinates 14°49'49" S 135°11'52" E, around 41.3 km from the centre of Wilton.

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