Solar Power Profile - Arcadia, QLD 4819

More than 619 homes in postcode 4819 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of Arcadia, Arcadia Bay, Florence Bay, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Nelly Bay, Picnic Bay and West Point.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 3,584 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 18,439 kWh per day, or 6,730 MWh per year. This means the average solar-powered home in this area is saving $1,916.25 per year, which combined saves this community approximately $1,177,791.125 per year.

Arcadia and 4819 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 4,912.9 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 40,940,833 km worth of car emissions.


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Solar Power in Arcadia

* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to Arcadia: Magnetic Island - Nelly Bay - approx. 1.8 km

Featured Solar Installers Servicing Arcadia

True North Solar

22 Hills Street, 4814

Townsville's clean energy specialists.

On Point Solar & Electrical

North Ward, 4810

Electrical, Solar & Air-Conditioning.

Tropical Energy Solutions

1 Carse Street, 4812

Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer.

Solar Dimension

Currajong, 4812

Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer.

Community Solar Statistics - Arcadia, 4819


Arcadia Demographics

Arcadia and the postcode of 4819 has a total population of 2115 people, with a median age of 58 years. There are 1495 households in Arcadia, with an average of 0.7 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 1.9 with a median income of 1001 per week per household.

About 49% of homes in the area are homeowners who either own their home outright or have a mortgage. The median mortage repayment in Arcadia is $1353/month. By installing solar power in Arcadia, the average household could save 11.8% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $101424 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 3.68% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in Arcadia is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About Arcadia

Arcadia is a suburb located in the city of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. It is situated on the slopes of Castle Hill, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The suburb is known for its lush greenery, peaceful atmosphere, and stunning natural landscapes, making it a popular tourist destination.

With an average of 320 days of sunshine per year, Arcadia is an ideal location for solar power. The optimal angle for solar panels in this area is around 23 degrees, facing north. However, shading issues may arise due to the surrounding trees and hills. Despite this, solar yields in Arcadia are still high, making it a great place for solar installers to set up shop.

Installing solar energy in Arcadia not only benefits the environment but also helps homeowners save money on their electricity bills. With the increasing cost of electricity, solar power is a smart investment for any household. By harnessing the power of the sun, residents can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, greener future.

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