Solar Power Information - Wonthella, WA, 6530

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Wonthella home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Wonthella and the 6530 postcode area in Western Australia.

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Postcode 6530 Solar Power Statistics

In Wonthella's postcode area (6530), more than 4,931 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 23,359 kW as at November 30, 2021.

Given a population of 28,942, this works out to 807 watts per person in the area, compared to a 683 watts Australian average. There are approximately 13,843 dwellings in the 6530 area, so that calculates out at 36 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 32.

Based on a conservative average of 111,439 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 6,965 homes) and retail electricity costs of 27c per kilowatt-hour; Wonthella and 6530 postcode area residents are collectively generating $10,982,289 of energy at retail prices a year!

Wonthella solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 6530 region avoiding 28,473 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Wonthella?

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Solar Energy Resources In Wonthella

Wonthella experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.69 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 6530 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 Wonthella 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 Wonthella in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 5,224 kWh (equivalent to ~89% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,965 kWh (~119%)
  • 5kW system - 8,706 kWh (~149%)
  • 6kW system - 10,448 kWh (~179%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Wonthella, Western 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 Wonthella's case, that is 28 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 Western Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Wonthella solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In WA, feed in tariffs currently range from 3c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 6530 area.

Wonthella 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 3c, Wonthella solar power system owners can expect to save $1,567 per year.

Greater Geraldton City Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In Western Australia

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

Solar Panel Installers In Wonthella

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Wonthella Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Wonthella WA 6530 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 6530 current as at November 30, 2021.
  • Greater Geraldton City Council - Western Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Wonthella is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the Western Australia average of 0.7kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Geraldton Town , coordinates 28°46'37" S 114°36'18" E, around 2.8 km from the centre of Wonthella.

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