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If you're considering installing solar panels for your Seacliff home, we have written this specific page about information and interesting statistics for Seacliff and the 5049 postcode area in South Australia.

Postcode 5049 Solar Power Statistics

In Seacliff's postcode area (5049), more than 2,089 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 9,663 kW as at December 31, 2021.

Given a population of 9,249, this works out to 1,045 watts per person in the area, compared to a 694 watts Australian average. There are approximately 4,164 dwellings in the 5049 area, so that calculates out at 50 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 39,132 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,446 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Seacliff and 5049 postcode area residents are collectively generating $5,284,719 of energy at retail prices a year!

Seacliff solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5049 region avoiding 7,284 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Solar Energy Resources

Seacliff experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.83 kilowatt-hours per square metre per day on average over a year.

Annual Seacliff Electricity Output Estimates

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

    • 3kW system - 4,434 kWh (equivalent to ~76% of annual electricity consumption)
    • 4kW system - 5,912 kWh (~101%)
    • 5kW system - 7,391 kWh (~127%)
    • 6kW system - 8,869 kWh (~152%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Seacliff , 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 Seacliff '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, Seacliff 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 5049 area.

Seacliff 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, Seacliff solar power system owners can expect to save $1,995 per year.


Seacliff Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Seacliff SA 5049 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5049 current as at December 31, 2021.
  • Onkaparinga City Council - South Australia


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