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Our Photovoltaic Delivery Program
Solar (or ‘photovoltaic’) panels are helping us power down and reduce our electricity bills. We have installed panels on a number of our buildings listed in the table below.
kWh produced (2016)
Banjora Children’s Centre
Mirambeena Community Centre
Albury Entertainment Centre- Convention Centre
Council Administration Building
Lauren Jackson Sports Stadium
Our Energy Savings Action Plan includes a schedule of investigations into future installations of solar panels. We have identified a number sites for assessment including:
- Wonga Wetlands
- Albury crematorium
- Albury Recycling Centre (at the Albury Waste Management Facility)
What you can do
The Clean Energy Council has put together a Guide to Installing Solar PV for Households and business to help each make an informed decision and to know what questions to ask. This guide includes information on the different solar systems available, government incentives, choosing the right size and associated cost.
We encourage households and business looking at purchasing solar panels to check with us first to ensure that it is classified as exempt and complying development. Further information can be found in our Exempt and Complying Development Guidelines which contains a section ‘Solar Panels and Solar Hot Water Systems’. If the location and/or size of the solar panels do not fit the exempt development criteria then you will be required to seek approval from us and lodge a development application.
Households and business need to be aware that an accredited solar panel installer must be used in order to claim the government rebates.
We provide below indicative information on the financial benefits of installing solar panels on the assumption that it is a 1.5kW system, and under five scenarios ranging from where all generated energy is exported to the grid at a feed in tariff rate of 8.4 cents per kW, to all generated energy is used by the household or small business. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) recommend the all day benchmark range for solar feed in tariffs is 6.9 - 8.4 cents per kilowatt hour during 2018/19. Also in 2018/19, IPART has set feed-in tariff benchmarks for different times of the day (further information available here).
Annual bill savings ($)
Annual feed-in tariff income ($)
Total financial benefit ($)
Note: assumes 1,882kWh annual energy generation, retail tariff of 30c/kWh and feed-in tariff of 8.4 c/kWh
The Clean Energy Regulator releases data for small scale renewable energy installed capacity by postcode each month. Albury postcodes (2640 + 2641) had 4,108 installations with a capacity of 16,212kW as at December 2017.
For more ideas to reduce your energy bills, visit our Sustainable Households page.