Solar Power Profile - Alphington, VIC 3078

More than 1044 homes in postcode 3078 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of Alphington and Fairfield.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 5,818 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 20,644 kWh per day, or 7,535 MWh per year. This means the average solar-powered home in this area is saving $1,277.5 per year, which combined saves this community approximately $1,318,635.5 per year.

Alphington and 3078 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 6,254.05 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 52,117,083 km worth of car emissions.


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* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to Alphington: Northcote - approx. 739 m

Featured Solar Installers Servicing Alphington

Jet Solar

100 Cootamundra Drive, 3150

Victoria's highest rated solar installer.

SunGroup Energy

110 Indian Drive, 3173

Power on and save today!

Sleeth Electrical and Solar

26b Peninsula Boulevard, 3198

New Energy Tech Approved Solar Retailer

Grow Energy

325A Bay Road, 3192

Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer.

Community Solar Statistics - Alphington, 3078


Alphington Demographics

Alphington and the postcode of 3078 has a total population of 11360 people, with a median age of 38 years. There are 5505 households in Alphington, with an average of 0.9 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 2.3 with a median income of 2166 per week per household.

About 54% of homes in the area are homeowners who either own their home outright or have a mortgage. The median mortage repayment in Alphington is $2277/month. By installing solar power in Alphington, the average household could save 4.68% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $40178 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 1.13% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in Alphington is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About Alphington

Alphington is a charming suburb located in the inner north-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The suburb is situated just 7 km from the city center and is bordered by the Yarra River to the south and the Darebin Creek to the east. Alphington is known for its lush greenery, beautiful parks, and recreational facilities. The suburb boasts a mix of modern and heritage homes and has a vibrant community atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a stroll along the Yarra River Trail, explore the Alphington Park, or visit the Fairfield Boathouse.

Alphington has a temperate climate with mild summers and cool winters. The suburb receives an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine per year, making it an ideal location for solar power. Solar panels can be installed on rooftops facing north, northwest, or west to maximize solar yields. However, shading issues caused by trees or buildings can reduce the efficiency of solar panels. Homeowners can consult with local solar installers to determine the optimal panel angle and orientation for their property.

Installing solar panels in Alphington can provide numerous benefits, including reduced electricity bills, lower carbon footprint, and increased property value. Homeowners can take advantage of government incentives and rebates to offset the cost of solar installation. Solar power is a clean and renewable energy source that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. By harnessing the power of the sun, Alphington residents can contribute to a more sustainable future while enjoying the benefits of solar energy.

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