The Busselton area, which has the postcode 6280, is home to almost 25,000 people. It has several small-scale solar power systems present, which, as of 30 April 2020, has a collective capacity of nearly 19,000 kilowatts (kW). The area has a relatively high density of solar installations – an estimated 36 solar panel systems for every 100 homes. This is 10 solar panels more than the Australian national average.
Busselton Solar Energy Resources
On average, solar panels in Busselton can generate about 5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per square metre per day. Sun exposure is highest during December and January, which increases solar energy production in the summer months. The least sun, on the other hand, occurs from May to July; consequently, solar power output is lower during the winter.
Assuming a 6kW solar panel installation, it can produce up to 40kWh per day during the hottest months and about 11kWh per day in the winter months.
Feed-in Tariffs in Busselton
If you have solar panels installed in your Busselton home, the City Council will even pay you for the extra energy you generate. In Western Australia, the feed-in tariffs are at about 7 cents per kWh of surplus.
Solar Energy Savings
Let’s say you have a 6kW solar installation at home. Factoring in a self-consumption rate of 50% and a feed-in tariff of 7 cents per kWh, you can save almost $1,600 annually.
Special Requirements for Solar Panels in Busselton
The Busselton City Council does not require you to secure any special permits to put up solar panels on your home. However, it’s best to check with the City Council before installing, just in case there are some changes.
For connection to the grid, you will need to coordinate with your network distributor. But if you hire a professional installer like Powerlec, you don’t have to worry about most of the work. We will do it for you.