The following details estimate output for systems installed in Forbes , plus other useful solar power related information and statistics relevant to the Lachlan Valley region. For expert advice on a system to suit your needs, including battery storage options, call our friendly New South Wales team on 133-SUN.

Forbes's solar energy resources

On average, Forbes receives solar irradiation levels of around 4.74 kilowatt hours per square metre daily. Ideally, solar panels installed in Forbes should face a Northerly direction. Acceptable panel angle range is 18° to 28° and the optimal angle is 23°. On typical rooftop PV installations, actual installation angle will be determined by roof inclination.

Solar installations in Forbes, NSW, 2871

There are 559 solar PV installations in Forbes's postcode, 2871, totaling 2830.57 kW of capacity. The 2871 postcode accounts for 0.037% of all the solar installations in Australia.


The average system size in Forbes is 5.06kW and the Australian average is 3.15kW.

System owners in Forbes's postcode area are generating an average of 13417 kWh daily, saving them collectively approximately $120752 monthly and $1469151 annually**. The electricity produced by arrays in the 2871 postcode is enough to fully power 786 Australian homes.

Forbes solar carbon offset

System owners in Forbes's postcode are collectively avoiding 4897 tonnes (coal fired power) or 1959 tonnes (gas fired power) of carbon emissions each year; the equivalent of taking 703 - 1758 cars off Forbes's roads.

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Other related Forbes information

Forbes's coordinates are -33.385343,148.007905 and its weather station is located at Parkes. Parkes weather station reports the following average readings:

  • Solar irradiation in Forbes: 4.74 kWh/sq m/day
  • Wind speed: 3.51 m/s
  • Air pressure: 96.50 kPa
  • Humidity: 59.95%
  • Air temperature: 15.34 degrees C
  • Earth temperature:16.83 degrees C

** Notes on system performance in Forbes

Figures above are approximations only - e.g., the retail value of electricity for Forbes households is based on 30c per kilowatt hour.

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