Solar Power Profile - Altona, VIC 3018

More than 1347 homes in postcode 3018 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of Altona and Seaholme.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 8,000 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 28,771 kWh per day, or 10,501 MWh per year. This means the average solar-powered home in this area is saving $1,341.375 per year, which combined saves this community approximately $1,837,747.625 per year.

Altona and 3018 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 8,715.83 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 72,631,917 km worth of car emissions.


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Solar Power in Altona

* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to Altona: Altona (city Offices) - approx. 1.2 km

Featured Solar Installers Servicing Altona

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 - Altona, 3018


Altona Demographics

Altona and the postcode of 3018 has a total population of 12884 people, with a median age of 42 years. There are 6091 households in Altona, with an average of 0.8 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 2.3 with a median income of 1861 per week per household.

About 62% of homes in the area are homeowners who either own their home outright or have a mortgage. The median mortage repayment in Altona is $2200/month. By installing solar power in Altona, the average household could save 5.08% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $43663 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 1.39% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in Altona is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About Altona

Altona is a suburb located in the western part of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is known for its beautiful beaches, parks, and gardens, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. One of the main attractions in Altona is the Altona Beach, which is a great spot for swimming, fishing, and picnicking. The town also has a vibrant shopping district, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, and shops to explore.

When it comes to solar power, Altona is an ideal location due to its high levels of sunshine and relatively low levels of shading. The town receives an average of 4.2 hours of sunlight per day, which is more than enough to generate a significant amount of solar power. Additionally, the optimal solar panel angle and orientation in Altona is around 30-35 degrees facing north, which can help to maximise solar yields.

There are several local solar installers in Altona that can help residents and businesses to install solar panels and take advantage of the town's abundant sunshine. By investing in solar power, individuals and organisations in Altona can reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, lower their energy bills, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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