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If you're considering installing solar panels for your Payneham home, we have written this specific page about information and interesting statistics for Payneham and the 5070 postcode area in South Australia.

Postcode 5070 Solar Power Statistics

In Payneham's postcode area (5070), more than 2,280 small-scale systems have been installed with a collective capacity of 12,578 kW as at December 31, 2021.

Given a population of 13,417, this works out to 937 watts per person in the area, compared to a 694 watts Australian average. There are approximately 6,701 dwellings in the 5070 area, so that calculates out at 34 solar panel systems per 100 dwellings - the Australian average is 33.

Based on a conservative average of 50,407 kWh of energy production a day (enough to power the equivalent of 3,150 homes) and retail electricity costs of 37c per kilowatt-hour; Payneham and 5070 postcode area residents are collectively generating $6,807,468 of energy at retail prices a year!

Payneham solar power system owners are also contributing to greenhouse gas emission reduction, with the systems in 5070 region avoiding 9,383 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Solar Energy Resources 

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

Annual Payneham Electricity Output Estimates

Based on the above, the following is what you should be able to expect from a solar panel installation in Payneham 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 Payneham , 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 Payneham '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, Payneham 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 5070 area.

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


Payneham Data Sources And Notes

Data sources used above for solar power information in Payneham SA 5070 include:

  • Census 2016 - Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
  • Clean Energy Regulator data for postcode 5070 current as at December 31, 2021.
  • Onkaparinga City Council - South Australia


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