Solar Power Information - Yamba, NSW, 2464

If you're considering installing solar panels for your Yamba home, this page offers useful related information and interesting statistics for Yamba and the 2464 postcode area in New South Wales.

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Postcode 2464 Solar Power Statistics

In Yamba's postcode area (2464), more than 1,325 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 5,485 kW as at August 31, 2020.

Given a population of 6,101, this works out to 899 watts per person in the area, compared to a 512 watts Australian average. There are approximately 3,603 dwellings in the 2464 area, so that calculates out at 37 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 27.

Based on a conservative average of 23,501 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 1,469 homes) and retail electricity costs of 29c per kilowatt-hour; Yamba and 2464 postcode area residents are collectively generating $2,487,543 of energy at retail prices a year!

Yamba solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 2464 region avoiding 7,034 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Installing Solar Panels In Yamba?

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Solar Energy Resources In Yamba

Yamba experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 5.11 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 2464 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 Yamba 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 Yamba in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

  • 3kW system - 4,691 kWh (equivalent to ~80% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 6,255 kWh (~107%)
  • 5kW system - 7,819 kWh (~134%)
  • 6kW system - 9,383 kWh (~161%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Yamba, New South Wales should generally face North for the best results. The panel angle range should be anywhere from 14 degrees to 24 degrees, with 19 degrees considered optimal.

Feed In Tariffs In New South Wales

As well as providing your home with electricity, Yamba solar system installation owners can be paid for surplus energy generated. In NSW, feed in tariffs currently range from 15c to 20c per kilowatt-hour exported - so, it's important to compare energy retailers for the best electricity plan in the 2464 area.

Yamba 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 15c, Yamba solar power system owners can expect to save $2,064 per year.

Clarence Valley Council Requirements.

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

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

Network Grid Connection Requirements In New South Wales

A series of steps must be completed in New South Wales 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 New South Wales.

Solar Panel Installers In Yamba

In our network we have quality, thoroughly pre-vetted solar power system installers servicing Yamba. If you're ready to get quotes from installation professionals we know and trust:

If you have any questions regarding choosing, buying and installing solar panels in Yamba, feel free to contact us.

Yamba Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Yamba NSW 2464 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 2464 current as at August 31, 2020.
  • Clarence Valley Council - New South Wales

Some additional notes:

  • Household electricity consumption in Yamba is based on the Australian average of 16kWh a day.
  • Carbon intensity based on the New South Wales average of 0.82kg per kilowatt-hour.

Bureau of Meteorology details are based on your nearest weather station, which is Yamba Pilot Station , coordinates 29°25'57" S 153°21'48" E, around 535 metres from the centre of Yamba.

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