Solar Power Profile - Alpha, QLD 4724

More than 82 homes in postcode 4724 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of Alpha, Quetta, Beaufort, Drummondslope, Hobartville, Pine Hill, Port Wine, Sedgeford and Surbiton.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 629 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 3,162 kWh per day, or 1,154 MWh per year. This means the average solar-powered home in this area is saving $2,491.125 per year, which combined saves this community approximately $201,972.75 per year.

Alpha and 4724 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 842.42 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 7,020,167 km worth of car emissions.


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* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to Alpha: Alpha Post Office - approx. 740 m

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Alpha Demographics

Alpha and the postcode of 4724 has a total population of 498 people, with a median age of 44 years. There are 252 households in Alpha, with an average of 0.7 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 2.5 with a median income of 1547 per week per household.

About 45% of homes in the area are homeowners who either own their home outright or have a mortgage. The median mortage repayment in Alpha is $650/month. By installing solar power in Alpha, the average household could save 31.94% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $274454 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 3.1% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in Alpha is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About Alpha

Alpha is a small town located in the Central Highlands Region of Queensland, Australia. It is situated approximately 1,100 kilometres north-west of Brisbane and has a population of around 500 people. The town is known for its rich agricultural industry, with crops such as wheat, sorghum, and cotton being grown in the surrounding areas.

Alpha is also home to several attractions, including the Alpha Wetlands and the Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail. The Alpha Wetlands are a popular spot for birdwatching, with over 200 species of birds being recorded in the area. The Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail is a unique outdoor gallery that showcases the work of local artists.

With an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day, Alpha is an ideal location for solar power. The town experiences a hot semi-arid climate, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The optimal angle for solar panels in Alpha is around 25 degrees, with a north-facing orientation. While there may be some shading issues due to nearby trees or buildings, a reputable solar installer can help to mitigate these issues.

Investing in solar power in Alpha can bring many benefits, including reduced electricity bills and a lower carbon footprint. By harnessing the power of the sun, residents and businesses can become more self-sufficient and less reliant on traditional energy sources. Additionally, the Australian government offers several incentives for those who install solar panels, such as the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and the Solar Homes and Communities Plan.

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