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If you're considering installing solar panels for your Aberfoyle Park home, we have written this specific page about information and interesting statistics for Aberfoyle Park and the 5159 postcode area in South Australia.

Postcode 5159 Solar Power Statistics

In Aberfoyle Park 's postcode area (5159), more than 7,148 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 29,838 kW as at December 31, 2021.

Given a population of 31,156, this works out to 958 watts per person in the area, compared to a 694 watts Australian average. There are approximately 12,698 dwellings in the 5159 area, so that calculates out at 55 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 118,074 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 7,380 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Aberfoyle Park and 5159 postcode area residents are collectively generating $15,945,855 of energy at retail prices a year!

Aberfoyle Park solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5159 region avoiding 21,979 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Solar Energy Resources

Aberfoyle Park experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.72 kilowatt-hours per square metre per day on average over a year.

Annual Aberfoyle Park Electricity Output Estimates

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

    • 3kW system - 4,333 kWh (equivalent to ~74% of annual electricity consumption)
    • 4kW system - 5,778 kWh (~99%)
    • 5kW system - 7,222 kWh (~124%)
    • 6kW system - 8,667 kWh (~148%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Aberfoyle Park , 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 Aberfoyle Park '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, Aberfoyle Park 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 5159 area.

Aberfoyle Park 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, Aberfoyle Park solar power system owners can expect to save $1,950 per year.


Aberfoyle Park Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Aberfoyle Park SA 5159 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5159 current as at December 31, 2021.
  • Onkaparinga City Council - South Australia


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