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If you're considering installing solar panels for your Huntfield Heights home, we have written this specific page about information and interesting statistics for Huntfield Heights and the 5163 postcode area in South Australia.

Postcode 5163 Solar Power Statistics

In Huntfield Heights's postcode area (5163), more than 3,054 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 13,685 kW as at December 31, 2021.

Given a population of 13,063, this works out to 1,048 watts per person in the area, compared to a 694 watts Australian average. There are approximately 5,743 dwellings in the 5163 area, so that calculates out at 53 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 55,190 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 3,449 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Huntfield Heights and 5163 postcode area residents are collectively generating $7,453,371 of energy at retail prices a year!

Huntfield Heights solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5163 region avoiding 10,274 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Solar Energy Resources In Huntfield Heights

Huntfield Heights experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.81 kilowatt-hours per square metre per day on average over a year.

Annual Huntfield Heights Electricity Output Estimates

Based on the above, the following is what you should be able to expect from a solar panel installation in Huntfield Heights in terms of annual solar energy output for the location, on average:

    • 3kW system - 4,416 kWh (equivalent to ~76% of annual electricity consumption)
    • 4kW system - 5,888 kWh (~101%)
    • 5kW system - 7,360 kWh (~126%)
    • 6kW system - 8,832 kWh (~151%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Huntfield Heights, 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 Huntfield Heights's case, that is 35 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, Huntfield Heights 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 5163 area.

Huntfield Heights 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, Huntfield Heights solar power system owners can expect to save $1,987 per year.


Huntfield Heights Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Huntfield Heights SA 5163 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5163 current as at December 31, 2021.
  • Onkaparinga City Council - South Australia


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