Solar Power Profile - Airlie Beach, QLD 4802

More than 1940 homes in postcode 4802 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of Airlie Beach, Shutehaven, Whitsundays, Cannonvale, Flametree, Jubilee Pocket, Mandalay, Mount Rooper, Shute Harbour and Woodwark.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 14,322 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 68,559 kWh per day, or 25,024 MWh per year. This means the average solar-powered home in this area is saving $2,235.625 per year, which combined saves this community approximately $4,379,206.125 per year.

Airlie Beach and 4802 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 18,267.52 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 152,229,333 km worth of car emissions.


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Solar Power in Airlie Beach

* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to Airlie Beach: Jubilee Pocket - approx. 1.4 km

Featured Solar Installers Servicing Airlie Beach

Tailored Energy Solutions

5 William Murray Drive, 4802

Uses Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers.

Xscape2 The Smart Solution Service

Cannon Valley, 4800

Uses Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers.

Powered By Murphy

16 Carlo Drive, 4802

Uses Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers.

Proserpine Electrical Services

2 Holmes Street, 4800

Uses Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers.

Community Solar Statistics - Airlie Beach, 4802


Airlie Beach Demographics

Airlie Beach and the postcode of 4802 has a total population of 9805 people, with a median age of 36 years. There are 5003 households in Airlie Beach, with an average of 0.8 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 2.3 with a median income of 1622 per week per household.

About 46% of homes in the area are homeowners who either own their home outright or have a mortgage. The median mortage repayment in Airlie Beach is $1733/month. By installing solar power in Airlie Beach, the average household could save 10.75% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $92382 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 2.65% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in Airlie Beach is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is a stunning coastal town in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia. The town is situated on a peninsula that overlooks the azure waters of the Coral Sea and is surrounded by lush rainforests, making it a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Airlie Beach boasts a vibrant nightlife, world-class dining options, and a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets.

The weather in Airlie Beach is perfect for solar power production, with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. The optimal angle for solar panels in Airlie Beach is between 20 and 30 degrees, facing north to maximise solar yields. While there may be some shading issues in certain areas, a reputable solar installer can help you to design a system that works around any potential issues.

Installing solar energy in Airlie Beach is a great way to take advantage of the abundant sunshine and reduce your carbon footprint. With the help of a professional solar installer, you can design a system that meets your energy needs and saves you money on your electricity bills. By harnessing the power of the sun, you can also contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future for the town and the wider region.

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