Solar Power Profile - Arriga, QLD 4880

More than 2528 homes in postcode 4880 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of Arriga, Bilwon, Maryfarms, Biboohra, Chewko, Glen Russell, Mareeba and Paddys Green.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 18,197 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 87,544 kWh per day, or 31,954 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 $5,591,873 per year.

Arriga and 4880 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 23,326.42 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 194,386,833 km worth of car emissions.


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Solar Power in Arriga

* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to Arriga: The Springs - approx. 6.4 km

Featured Solar Installers Servicing Arriga

Go Green Energy

Redlynch, 4870

Solar power experts for the Cairns region.

De Rose Electrical

Mooroobool, 4870

Uses Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers.

Galactic Solar Solutions

41 Treetop Drive, 4868

Uses Clean Energy Council Accredited Installers.

Greencell Energy

33 Ponzo Street, 4868

Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer.

Community Solar Statistics - Arriga, 4880


Arriga Demographics

Arriga and the postcode of 4880 has a total population of 11862 people, with a median age of 40 years. There are 5186 households in Arriga, with an average of 0.8 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 2.5 with a median income of 1304 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 Arriga is $1500/month. By installing solar power in Arriga, the average household could save 12.42% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $106732 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 3.3% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in Arriga is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About Arriga

Arriga is a small town located in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is situated in the Tablelands Region, approximately 20 km south-west of Mareeba. The town is surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, including the Great Dividing Range, and offers a peaceful and picturesque setting for visitors and residents alike. One of the main attractions in Arriga is the nearby Tinaroo Dam, which provides ample opportunities for fishing, boating, and camping.

Arriga enjoys a tropical climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. The town experiences an average of 300 sunny days per year, making it an ideal location for solar power. With its optimal solar panel angle and orientation, potential shading issues are minimal, and solar yields are high. Solar installers in Arriga can help residents and businesses take advantage of the town's abundant sunshine by installing solar panels on their rooftops or in their yards. This can lead to significant cost savings on electricity bills and a reduced carbon footprint.

Renewable energy is a growing industry in Australia, and Arriga is well-positioned to benefit from this trend. By embracing solar power, the town can reduce its reliance on fossil fuels and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future. Solar power is not only good for the environment, but it also offers economic benefits for residents and businesses. With the help of local solar installers, Arriga can become a shining example of how small towns can lead the way in renewable energy.

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