Solar Power Information - Yacka, SA, 5470

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Yacka home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Yacka and the 5470 postcode area in South Australia.

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Postcode 5470 Solar Power Statistics

In Yacka's postcode area (5470), more than 30 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 142 kW as at June 30, 2022.

Given a population of 136, this works out to 1,047 watts per person in the area, compared to a 742 watts Australian average. There are approximately 78 dwellings in the 5470 area, so that calculates out at 38 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 31.

Based on a conservative average of 601 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 38 homes) and retail electricity costs of 36c per kilowatt-hour; Yacka and 5470 postcode area residents are collectively generating $78,906 of energy at retail prices a year!

Yacka solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5470 region avoiding 112 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Yacka?

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Solar Energy Resources In Yacka

Yacka experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.03 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 5470 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 Yacka 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 Yacka in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,618 kWh (equivalent to ~79% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,157 kWh (~105%)
  • 5kW system - 7,697 kWh (~132%)
  • 6kW system - 9,236 kWh (~158%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Yacka, South 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 Yacka's case, that is 33 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 South Australia

As well as providing your home with electricity, Yacka solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In SA, feed-in tariffs generally currently range from 3c to 10c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 5470 area.

Yacka Solar Energy Savings

Based on a 6.6kW system installation, a self-consumption rate of 40% and the low end of the feed in tariff range rate of 3c, Yacka solar power system owners can expect to save $1,646 per year.

Northern Areas Council Requirements.

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

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

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Installing A Solar Battery In Yacka

Households across Australia are increasingly thinking of installing a home battery; either as an addition/upgrade to an existing PV system, or installed concurrently with solar panels. Whether batteries will make sense for your Yacka home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Yacka who can advise you on home energy storage as a retrofit upgrade or part of a full solar + battery system installation - and provide a quote.

If you have any questions regarding choosing, buying and installing solar panels in Yacka (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Yacka Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Yacka SA 5470 include:

  • Census 2021 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5470 current as at June 30, 2022.
  • Northern Areas Council - South Australia

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Yacka 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 Yacka , coordinates 33°34'15" S 138°27'1" E, around 512 metres from the centre of Yacka.

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