Why Midwest WA is the Perfect Location for Solar Panels

The Mid-West region of WA is one of the best locations to install solar panels in Australia. We have gathered some statistics on global sun exposure in various areas in Mid-West WA. Global solar exposure refers to the amount of solar energy that falls on a horizontal surface. Daily global sun exposure is the total energy received in a day.

Sun exposure has been measured using kilowatt hours (kWh) per square metre. Your energy provider uses kWh as a billing unit. 1 kWh is how much energy it takes to run a 1 kW system for 1 hour. For example, let’s say your town receives 5kWh per square metre. This means you will receive an average of 5kW in power for every square metre of solar panels you have. The level of kWh per square metre will be higher on clear days and lower on cloudy days.

Geraldton Solar Statistics

As of March 31, 2023, over 5,549 small-scale systems with a total capacity of 27,810 kW have been installed in Geraldton’s postcode. Geraldton’s sun exposure averages 5.7 kWh per square metre daily. There are an average of 108.1 clear days in Geraldton every year.

Cervantes Solar Statistics

In the Cervantes postcode area, over 159 small-scale systems have been installed as of March 2023. This equates to a total capacity of 882 kW. The daily global sun exposure in Cervantes is around 5.5 kWh per square metre.

Jurien Bay Solar Statistics

Jurian Bay is a town along Western Australia’s coastline. Around 35% of Jurien Bay homes have installed solar power systems. The average daily global sun exposure in Jurien Bay is 5.5 kWh per square metre and an average of 128.7 clear days a year.

Green Head Solar Statistics

The average daily global sun exposure in Green Head is 5.5 kWh per square metre. Around 23% of households in Green Head have solar installed.

Dongara Solar Statistics

Around 41% of houses in the town of Donagara have installed solar panels. The town’s average daily global sun exposure is 5.6 kWh per square metre.

Kalbarri Solar Statistics

Kalbarri is one of the northernmost towns of the WA’s Mid-West region. This means the town has a high level of sun exposure making it a perfect location to utilise solar panels. The coastal town receives an average of 5.8 kWh of daily global sun exposure per square metre. Kalbarri also has around 185.9 clear days. 27% of the Kalbarri area has solar installed.

Geraldton and Mid West Solar Installations

Geraldton and the Midwest WA region offer an unbeatable combination of climate, location, and opportunity when it comes to harnessing the power of the sun. Going solar in this region is an innovative and sustainable choice whether a homeowner or a business owner. Geraldton Solar Force offers solar installations throughout the Mid-West region. Contact Geraldton Solar Force today to learn more about how we can help you make the switch to solar and start enjoying all the benefits that come with it.

*Data taken from the Bureau of Meteorology & Western Power. Daily Global Solar Exposure data is a mean average taken from the monthly mean solar exposure in 2022.

Clear-day data is taken from at least 40 years of statistics. Solar installation data is based on data from residential properties from March 2023.

Installation quantity data taken from Clean Energy Regulator current as of March 2023.

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