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If you're considering installing solar panels for your Stepney home, we have written this specific page about information and interesting statistics for Stepney and the 5069 postcode area in South Australia.

Postcode 5069 Solar Power Statistics

In Stepney's postcode area (5069), more than 1,403 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 8,939 kW as at December 31, 2021.

Given a population of 7,746, this works out to 1,154 watts per person in the area, compared to a 694 watts Australian average. There are approximately 3,684 dwellings in the 5069 area, so that calculates out at 38 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 35,823 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 2,239 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Stepney and 5069 postcode area residents are collectively generating $4,837,922 of energy at retail prices a year!

Stepney solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5069 region avoiding 6,668 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Solar Energy Resources 

Stepney experiences solar irradiation levels reaching approximately 4.78 kilowatt-hours per square metre per day on average over a year.

Annual Stepney Electricity Output Estimates

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

  • 3kW system - 4,388 kWh (equivalent to ~75% of annual electricity consumption)
  • 4kW system - 5,851 kWh (~100%)
  • 5kW system - 7,314 kWh (~125%)
  • 6kW system - 8,777 kWh (~150%)

Optimal Panel Angle And Orientation

Rooftop solar panels installed in Stepney , 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 Stepney '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, Stepney 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 5069 area.

Stepney 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, Stepney solar power system owners can expect to save $1,975 per year.


Stepney Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Stepney SA 5069 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5069 current as at December 31, 2021.
  • Onkaparinga City Council - South Australia


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