Solar Power Profile - Alectown, NSW 2870

More than 2245 homes in postcode 2870 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of Alectown, Shallow Rush, Beargamil, Bindogundra, Brolgan, Bumberry, Cookamidgera, Cooks Myalls, Daroobalgie, Goobang, Goonumbla, Kadina, Mandagery, Mickibri, Mugincoble, Nanardine, Parkes, Parkesborough and Tichborne.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 13,667 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 59,564 kWh per day, or 21,741 MWh per year. This means the average solar-powered home in this area is saving $1,724.625 per year, which combined saves this community approximately $3,804,650.5 per year.

Alectown and 2870 are also doing their bit for the planet too because this amount of solar power has reduced the yearly carbon footprint for the area by 15,870.93 tonnes. To put this into perspective, that's the equivalent amount of yearly carbon dioxide captured and sequestered by 324,114 trees, or it's equivalent to 132,257,750 km worth of car emissions.


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* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to Alectown: Alectown (vanvilla) - approx. 1.4 km

Featured Solar Installers Servicing Alectown

Shead & Nicholson

2 Forester Street, 2871

Uses Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers.

Community Solar Statistics - Alectown, 2870


Alectown Demographics

Alectown and the postcode of 2870 has a total population of 11046 people, with a median age of 39 years. There are 5143 households in Alectown, with an average of 0.7 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 2.4 with a median income of 1405 per week per household.

About 59% of homes in the area are homeowners who either own their home outright or have a mortgage. The median mortage repayment in Alectown is $1300/month. By installing solar power in Alectown, the average household could save 11.06% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $95003 saving over the lifetime of their loan, assuming they put the electricity savings toward their home loan, a $500,000 loan, with a 4% interest rate over 30 years. Electricy cost savings from an average solar system is approximately 2.36% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in Alectown is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About Alectown

Alectown is a small town located in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia. The town is situated approximately 25 kilometres west of Parkes and has a population of just over 200 people. Despite its small size, Alectown has a number of attractive features and attractions that make it an ideal location for solar power.

One of the key benefits of Alectown is its abundance of sunshine hours. The town enjoys an average of 6.5 hours of sunlight per day, making it an ideal location for solar power. Additionally, Alectown has a relatively flat landscape, which means that solar panels can be easily installed at the optimal angle and orientation to maximise solar yields.

Installing solar energy in Alectown can provide a range of benefits, including reduced energy bills, lower carbon emissions, and increased energy independence. There are a number of solar installers in the area who can help residents and businesses to take advantage of these benefits and make the switch to renewable energy.

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