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If you're considering installing solar panels for your Magill home, we have written this specific page about information and interesting statistics for Magill and the 5072 postcode area in South Australia.

Postcode 5072 Solar Power Statistics

In Magill's postcode area (5072), more than 2,376 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 13,535 kW as at December 31, 2021.

Given a population of 11,971, this works out to 1,131 watts per person in the area, compared to a 694 watts Australian average. There are approximately 5,400 dwellings in the 5072 area, so that calculates out at 44 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 53,223 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 3,326 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Magill and 5072 postcode area residents are collectively generating $7,187,810 of energy at retail prices a year!

Magill solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5072 region avoiding 9,908 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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Magill experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.69 kilowatt-hours per square metre per day on average over a year.

Annual Magill Electricity Output Estimates

Based on the above, the following is what you should be able to expect from a solar panel installation in Magill 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 Magill , 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 Magill 's case, that is 34 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, Magill 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 5072 area.

Magill 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, Magill solar power system owners can expect to save $1,938 per year.


Magill Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Magill SA 5072 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5072 current as at December 31, 2021.
  • Onkaparinga City Council - South Australia


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