Solar

The latest data from the Australian Clean Energy Regulator (ACER) shows that more than 858 000 homes in Australia are now equipped with solar photovoltaic panels totalling almost 2GW of installed capacity in solar PV. Australian homes also now have more than 600 000 solar hot water systems installed.

 

The following table shows data by postcode of the number of solar panel installs in the City of Port Phillip. Note that these are totals by postcode and do not directly correlate with city boundaries. Data is current up to January 2013 and was sourced from ACER.

 

Suburb(s)

Postcode

No of Installs

Capacity kW

Ripponlea

3185

136

309.6

Elwood

3184

109

235.3

Windsor

3181

82

151.6

Port Melbourne, Garden City, Beacon Cove

3207

89

195.2

Albert Park / Middle Park

3206

83

169.8

St Kilda, St Kilda South, St Kilda West

3182

71

144.2

Balaclava / East St Kilda

3183

101

194.4

South Melbourne

3205

53

108

SouthBank

3006

3

17.8

St Kilda Road

3004

2

10.6

 

The City of Port Phillip recently commissioned a report to find out the solar potential of our entire city. Based on the use of aerial photography, geographic information systems along with seasonal variations and other factors, we found that our city has around 1.8 million m2 of suitable rooftop area. If this area were fully installed with PV would provide around 250 MW of electrical generating capacity. The installations shown in the table above represent a fraction of 1% of our estimated potential in this area.

 

Download the full Solar Atlas report.


Download the Clean Energy Council's Consumer guide to buying household solar panels.

 

 

Copy of the presentations from the Solar energy workshop on 14 May 2013:

- Solar power by ATA

Solar energy options - all speakers