Solar Power Information - Worrolong, SA, 5291

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Worrolong home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Worrolong and the 5291 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5291 Solar Power Statistics

In Worrolong's postcode area (5291), more than 1,429 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 9,677 kW as at April 30, 2021.

Given a population of 7,976, this works out to 1,213 watts per person in the area, compared to a 605 watts Australian average. There are approximately 3,815 dwellings in the 5291 area, so that calculates out at 37 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 30.

Based on a conservative average of 34,481 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,155 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Worrolong and 5291 postcode area residents are collectively generating $4,656,698 of energy at retail prices a year!

Worrolong solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5291 region avoiding 6,419 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Worrolong?

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Solar Energy Resources In Worrolong

Worrolong experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.25 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 5291 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 Worrolong 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 Worrolong in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 3,902 kWh (equivalent to ~67% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,202 kWh (~89%)
  • 5kW system - 6,503 kWh (~111%)
  • 6kW system - 7,804 kWh (~134%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Worrolong, South Australia should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 22 degrees to 32 degrees, with 27 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Worrolong 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 5291 area.

Worrolong 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, Worrolong solar power system owners can expect to save $1,756 per year.

Grant Council Requirements.

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

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

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Worrolong Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Worrolong SA 5291 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5291 current as at April 30, 2021.
  • Grant Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Worrolong 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 Mount Gambier Council Depot , coordinates 37°49'20" S 140°45'33" E, around 8 km from the centre of Worrolong.

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