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Solar Power Profile - Torquay, VIC 3228

More than 3590 homes in postcode 3228 have solar panels installed, which includes the towns of Torquay, Bellbrae, Bells Beach and Jan Juc.

In terms of solar power, collectively that's a whopping 21,658 kW of solar panels installed that are generating on average 78,401 kWh per day, or 28,616 MWh per year. This means the average solar-powered home in this area is saving $1,405.25 per year, which combined saves this community approximately $5,007,863.875 per year.

Torquay and 3228 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 23,751.28 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 197,927,333 km worth of car emissions.


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Solar Power in Torquay

* Data from The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Closest weather station to Torquay: Torquay Golf Club - approx. 967 m

Featured Solar Installers Servicing Torquay

Zing Solar Vic

2 Main Street, 3030

100% Australian based

Geelong Solar Energy

27 Nobility Street, 3224

Specialist is solar power systems and energy storage

Gedlec Energy

6/220-238 Maidstone St, 3018

Clean Energy Council Approved Solar Retailer.

Go Solar Go Green

33 Mackey Street, 3215

Nationwide solar installer go solar go green.

Community Solar Statistics - Torquay, 3228


Torquay Demographics

Torquay and the postcode of 3228 has a total population of 22236 people, with a median age of 40 years. There are 10503 households in Torquay, with an average of 0.8 people per bedroom. The average number of people per household is 2.7 with a median income of 2282 per week per household.

About 60% of homes in the area are homeowners who either own their home outright or have a mortgage. The median mortage repayment in Torquay is $2167/month. By installing solar power in Torquay, the average household could save 5.4% of their monthly mortage, resulting in approximately a $46439 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 1.18% of household income. Clearly, installing solar power in Torquay is a sensible thing to do financially and for the planet.

* Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021 Data

About Torquay

Bells Beach is a small coastal town located in Victoria, Australia, just a short drive from the city of Geelong. Known for its world-class surf breaks and stunning coastal views, Bells Beach is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The town is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, including the Great Otway National Park and the Surf Coast Walk, providing plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and surfing.

With an average of 2,200 sunshine hours per year, Bells Beach is an ideal location for solar power. The town's coastal location means that it benefits from a relatively mild climate with moderate temperatures and low humidity, which is perfect for solar panel efficiency. Solar installers in Bells Beach can take advantage of the town's optimal solar panel angle and orientation to maximize solar yields and minimize shading issues.

By installing solar energy systems in Bells Beach, residents and businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and save money on energy bills. Solar power is a clean and renewable energy source that can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. With the help of local solar installers, Bells Beach can continue to be a leader in sustainable energy and environmental stewardship.

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