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Jul 3, 2017

Solar Hot Spots


The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has compiled a list from data supplied by the Clean Energy Regulator of the top solar postcodes in the country. The 2011 figures show that around 9 percent of Australian households have installed a solar PV system.

The survey reported that Dubbo was the city with the highest percentage of homes with a solar PV system surpassing with the 2010 winner Caloundra.

The top 20 solar postcodes nationally are:

1. - 2830 Dubbo, NSW - 28.0%
2. - 4511 Caloundra QLD - 27.3%
3. - 5211 Victor Harbor, McCracken, Hindmarsh Valley, SA - 25.9%
4. - 6208 Pinjarra, Oakley, Ravenswood, WA - 24.7%
5. - 5214 Currency Creek, Goolwa, Hindmarsh Island, SA - 24.7%
6. - 5173 Aldinga, Port Willunga, Silver Sands, SA -  24.1%
7. - 4280 Jimboomba, North & South Maclean, QLD - 23.9%
8. - 6069 Ellenbrook, Brigadoon, The Vines, WA - 23.8%
9. - 5158 Hallett Cove, Sheidow Park, SA - 23.6%
10. - 4208 Ormeau, Jacobs Well, QLD - 23.2%
11. - 4505 Burpengary, Burpengary East, QLD - 22.2%
12. - 4507 Bribie Island, QLD - 21.7%
13. - 2477 Alstonville, Rous, Meerschaum Vale, NSW - 21.2%
14. - 4165 Victoria Point, Redland Bay, Mt Cotton, QLD - 21.0%
15. - 4116 Calamvale, Drewvale, QLD - 21.0%
16. - 5169 Seaford, Moana , SA - 20.7%
17. - 5095 Mawson Lakes, Pooraka, SA - 20.5%
18. - 5251 Mount Barker, Bugle Ranges, SA - 20.5%
19. - 4133 Chambers Flat, Waterford, QLD - 20.2%
20. - 2486 Banora Point, Tweed Heads South, Bilambil, NSW - 20.0%
The top five postcodes for each state are:
New South Wales
1. - 2830 Dubbo and surrounds - 28.0%
2. - 2477 Alstonville, Rous, Meerschaum Vale - 21.2%
3. - 2486 Banora Point, Tweed Heads South, Bilambil - 20.0%
4. - 2400 Moree, Taloona - 19.4%
5. - 2880 Broken Hill, Silverton - 19.2%
Victoria
1. - 3564 Echuca - 13.3%
2. - 3690 Wodonga - 13.2%
3. - 3551 Emu Creek, Axe Creek, Myrtle Creek - 13.2%
4. - 3818 Drouin, Jindivick - 12.9%
5. - 3023 Caroline Springs, Deer Park, Burnside - 11.6%
Queensland
1. - 4551 Caloundra, Pelican Waters, Golden Beach - 27.3%
2. - 4280 Jimboomba, North Maclean, South Maclean - 23.9%
3. - 4208 Ormeau, Jacobs Well - 23.2%
4. - 4505 Burpengary, Burpengary East - 2.2%
5. - 4507 Bribie Island - 21.7%
Western Australia
1. - 6208 Pinjarra, Oakley, Blythewood, Ravenswood - 24.7% 
2. - 6069 Ellenbrook, Brigadoon, The Vines - 23.8%
3. - 6155 Canning Vale, Willetton - 19.7%
4. - 6065 Ashby, Madeley, Sinagra, Wangara - 19.2%
5. - 6233 Australind, Binningup, Leschenault, Parkfield - 18.7%
South Australia
1. - 5211 Victor Harbor, McCracken, Hindmarsh Valley - 25.9%
2. - 5214 Currency Creek, Goolwa, Hindmarsh Island - 24.7%
3. - 5173 Aldinga Beach, Port Willunga, Silver Sands - 24.1%
4. - 5158 Hallett Cove, Sheidow Park - 23.6%
5. - 5169 Seaford, Moana - 20.7%

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