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Australian households with solar hits 2 million

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The Clean Energy Council (CEC) released information last week about an incredible milestone reached by Australian households – the installation of 2 million solar energy systems. The CEC’s Chief Executive, Kate Thornton said this milestone recognises the growing appeal of solar for consumers looking to harness the power of the sun to reduce their energy bills.

In the same period, Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator released Australia’s top solar postcodes – the areas around Australia that are “leading the uptake of residential and commercial solar systems sized between 0-100kw. Source

While Queensland is leading the way for solar installations we’re pleased to see Victoria joins NSW as one of the top solar markets – a figure which is expected to surge thanks to the Victorian government’s recent state rebate for new solar energy systems for homeowners AND renters. If you’re in Clyde North, VIC – well done to your suburb leading the way for Victorian installations in 2018.

top solar installations 2018

According to the CEC, “Homes with rooftop solar installed are saving on average of about $540 per year on their electricity bills… Solar is a clear way for consumers to take control of their power consumption and cut costs, and it’s growing quickly by word-of-mouth.”

An average of 10-20 panels are installed per minute around Australia

State                   

 

Capacity (kW)Number of systemsPercentage of homes with solar
QLD2,313,000592,42530%
NSW1,783,000449,86015%
VIC1,493,000372,37515%
WA1,027,000280,02126%
SA970,000240,16431%
TAS132,00033,30914%
ACT89,00022,12015%
NT71,00010,85613%
Grand Total7,878,0002,001,13020.3%

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