Solar Power Information - Yackandandah, VIC, 3749

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Yackandandah home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Yackandandah and the 3749 postcode area in Victoria.

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Postcode 3749 Solar Power Statistics

In Yackandandah's postcode area (3749), more than 560 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 2,864 kW as at April 30, 2022.

Given a population of 1,699, this works out to 1,686 watts per person in the area, compared to a 730 watts Australian average. There are approximately 766 dwellings in the 3749 area, so that calculates out at 73 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 34.

Based on a conservative average of 11,264 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 704 homes) and retail electricity costs of 24c per kilowatt-hour; Yackandandah and 3749 postcode area residents are collectively generating $986,688 of energy at retail prices a year!

Yackandandah solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 3749 region avoiding 4,399 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Yackandandah?

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Solar Energy Resources In Yackandandah

Yackandandah experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.69 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 3749 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 Yackandandah 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 Yackandandah in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,306 kWh (equivalent to ~74% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,741 kWh (~98%)
  • 5kW system - 7,176 kWh (~123%)
  • 6kW system - 8,612 kWh (~147%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Yackandandah, 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 Yackandandah's case, that is 36 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, Yackandandah 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 3749 area.

Yackandandah 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, Yackandandah solar power system owners can expect to save $1,464 per year.

Indigo Shire Council Requirements.

At the time of publishing, there are special requirements involved with installing solar panels in the Indigo Shire Council area.

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

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Installing A Solar Battery In Yackandandah

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 Yackandandah home will depend on various factors. 

We have solar battery installers within our network providing services to Yackandandah 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 Yackandandah (or a home battery), feel free to contact us.

Yackandandah Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Yackandandah VIC 3749 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 3749 current as at April 30, 2022.
  • Indigo Shire Council - Victoria

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Yackandandah 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 Yackandandah , coordinates 36°19'45" S 146°50'55" E, around 2 km from the centre of Yackandandah.

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