Solar Power Profile - American River, SA 5221

More than 136 homes in postcode 5221 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of American River, Ballast Head and Muston.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 646 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 2,479 kWh per day, or 905 MWh per year. This means the average solar-powered home in this area is saving $1,149.75 per year, which combined saves this community approximately $158,346.125 per year.

American River and 5221 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 208.15 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 1,734,583 km worth of car emissions.


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* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to American River: American River - approx. 579 m

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American River Demographics

American River and the postcode of 5221 has a total population of 280 people, with a median age of 62 years. There are 267 households in American River, with an average of 0.7 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 1.8 with a median income of 861 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 American River is $711/month. By installing solar power in American River, the average household could save 13.48% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $115803 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 2.57% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in American River is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About American River

Located in South Australia, American River SA 5221 is a small town situated on the eastern coast of Kangaroo Island. The town is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes and is home to a variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and echidnas. Visitors can enjoy scenic walks, fishing, and bird watching in the nearby conservation parks.

American River SA 5221 experiences a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. The town receives an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day, making it an ideal location for solar power. With the right solar panel angle and orientation, homeowners and businesses can take advantage of the abundant sunshine to produce renewable energy and reduce their carbon footprint. Solar installers in American River SA 5221 can help property owners design and install solar systems that are tailored to their specific needs and maximize solar yields.

By installing solar energy systems, property owners in American River SA 5221 can benefit from reduced energy bills, increased property values, and a cleaner environment. Solar power is a reliable and sustainable source of energy that can help reduce dependence on fossil fuels and mitigate the effects of climate change. With the support of local solar installers and favorable weather conditions, American River SA 5221 is an ideal location for producing solar power and promoting renewable energy.

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