Australia rooftop solar installations equal record 180MW in September

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Rooftop solar installations continue strong growth in 2019, hitting a record-equalling 180MW in September.

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Installations of small scale rooftop solar in Australia equalled its record monthly level of 180MW in September, with New South Wales just pipping Queensland to be the strongest market in the country.

The latest data released by SunWiz shows the boom in small-scale rooftop solar (up to 100kW) continues in 2019, with year to date reaching 1.5GW and running nearly 40 per cent ahead of last year, and poised to break the 2GW barrier for the calendar year.

NSW was the strongest market with 49MW, followed by Queensland with 48MW and Victoria – now under a strict supply quota thanks to that state’s added solar rebate – standing at 34MW. The came W.A. with 21MW and South Australia with 20MW.

All told, the level of sub-100kW rooftop solar installations in Australia has now reached 9.5GW, across 2.2 million systems, mostly on household rooftops but also on many small businesses.

SunWiz director Warwick Johnston expects the 180MW figure for September could be revised downwards slightly, pending audits from the Clean Energy Regulator.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s sister site, One Step Off The Grid, click here…

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