Solar Power Usage in Canberra

Canberra’s solar energy resources

On average, Canberra receives solar irradiation levels of around 4.83 kilowatt hours per square metre daily. Ideally, solar panels installed in Canberra should face a Northerly direction. Acceptable panel angle range is 20° to 30° and the optimal angle is 25°. On typical rooftop PV installations, actual installation angle will be determined by roof inclination.

Solar installations in Canberra

The average system size in Canberra is 28.46kW and the Australian average is 3.15kW.

System owners in Canberra’s postcode area are generating an average of 825 kWh daily, saving them collectively approximately $7423 monthly and $90312 annually. The electricity produced by arrays in the 2601 postcode is enough to fully power 47 Australian homes.

Canberra solar carbon offset

System owners in Canberra’s postcode are collectively avoiding 301 tonnes (coal fired power) or 120 tonnes (gas fired power) of carbon emissions each year; the equivalent of taking 43 – 108 cars off Canberra’s roads.