Rooftop solar installations in Australia remained static in April with a total of 56MW installed for the month – 11% less than this time last year.
Articles by Warwick Johnston
Solar power in Australia has grown to 5 gigawatts and was the largest source of new power in the country in 2015. It now represents 9% of Australia’s total electricity generation capacity.
Australia now hosts 1.5 million solar power systems. That’s equivalent to 18% of Australian households owning a PV system.
The national average Australian solar PV system size hit 5kW in June, a landmark development pushed by increasing uptake in commercial solar.
It’s been a long time coming, but the Clearing House has shifted, rewarding those who holding out since early 2011 to get $40 for their STCs.
The residential solar market in Australia is in decline, but the commercial scale market is offering new opportunities.
Most of the quick pay-back roofs have already been taken up. But the market for commercial scale solar on business rooftops is largely untapped.
The Australian solar industry in 2014 showed it was good with numbers, geography and with science. But it’s still lousy at communication, and cuts corners.
Research shows rooftop solar exports are higher than most estimates, which means most systems are paying network fees for well over half their generation.