Solar Power Information - Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Wonthaggi home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Wonthaggi and the 3995 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3995 Solar Power Statistics

In Wonthaggi's postcode area (3995), more than 1,835 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 9,120 kW as at October 31, 2021.

Given a population of 9,065, this works out to 1,006 watts per person in the area, compared to a 671 watts Australian average. There are approximately 5,453 dwellings in the 3995 area, so that calculates out at 34 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 32,039 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,002 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Wonthaggi and 3995 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,806,599 of energy at retail prices a year!

Wonthaggi solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3995 region avoiding 12,513 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Solar Energy Resources In Wonthaggi

Wonthaggi experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.19 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 3995 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 Wonthaggi 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 Wonthaggi in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,847 kWh (equivalent to ~66% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,129 kWh (~88%)
  • 5kW system - 6,411 kWh (~110%)
  • 6kW system - 7,694 kWh (~132%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Wonthaggi, Victoria 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 Wonthaggi's case, that is 38 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 Victoria

As well as providing your home with electricity, Wonthaggi solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In VIC, feed in tariffs currently range from 10c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 3995 area.

Wonthaggi 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 10c, Wonthaggi solar power system owners can expect to save $1,308 per year.

Bass Coast Shire Council Requirements.

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

It's important to check with Bass Coast Shire Council regarding any potential changes before proceeding with installation. For further information, prospective solar owners in Wonthaggi should visit this page.

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Victoria

A series of steps must be completed in Victoria 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 Victoria.

Solar Panel Installers In Wonthaggi

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Wonthaggi Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Wonthaggi VIC 3995 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3995 current as at October 31, 2021.
  • Bass Coast Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Wonthaggi is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Victoria average of 1.07kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Wonthaggi , coordinates 38°36'28" S 145°35'47" E, around 708 metres from the centre of Wonthaggi.

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