Solar Power Profile - Andamooka, SA 5722

More than 20 homes in postcode 5722 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of Andamooka and Andamooka Station.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 192 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 935 kWh per day, or 341 MWh per year. This means the average solar-powered home in this area is saving $3,002.125 per year, which combined saves this community approximately $59,723.125 per year.

Andamooka and 5722 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 78.43 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 653,583 km worth of car emissions.


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* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to Andamooka: Andamooka - approx. 662 m

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Roxby Downs, 5725

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Community Solar Statistics - Andamooka, 5722


Andamooka Demographics

Andamooka and the postcode of 5722 has a total population of 228 people, with a median age of 57 years. There are 502 households in Andamooka, with an average of 0.8 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 1.7 with a median income of 703 per week per household.

About 20% of homes in the area are homeowners who either own their home outright or have a mortgage. The median mortage repayment in Andamooka is $867/month. By installing solar power in Andamooka, the average household could save 28.86% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $247969 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 8.21% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in Andamooka is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About Andamooka

Andamooka is a small town located in the northern region of South Australia, approximately 600 km north of Adelaide. The town is situated in the heart of the Andamooka Ranges, which is known for its unique opals and stunning landscapes. The town is also home to several attractions, including the Andamooka Opal Showroom, where visitors can learn about the opal mining industry and purchase opals. Other attractions include the Andamooka Community Club, which offers a range of activities and events for locals and visitors alike.

Andamooka experiences a desert climate, with hot summers and cool winters. The town receives an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day, making it an ideal location for solar power. Solar installers in Andamooka can take advantage of the town's optimal solar panel angle and orientation to maximize solar yields. However, potential shading issues should be considered when installing solar panels, as the Andamooka Ranges can cast shadows on certain parts of the town.

The benefits of solar power in Andamooka are numerous. By installing solar panels, residents and businesses can reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and decrease their carbon footprint. Solar power is also a cost-effective energy solution, as it can significantly lower electricity bills over time. Additionally, the Australian government offers several incentives for solar power installation, including the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and the Solar Homes and Communities Plan. With its abundant sunshine and unique location, Andamooka is an ideal location for solar power.

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