Households and businesses in south-east Queensland have now installed a total of more than 1GW of rooftop solar, after 2,319 new PV systems totalling 11.2MW were connected to the Energex grid in the month of August.
Energex – whose network covers the south-east corner of the state, including Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast – released its solar PV report to the end of August 2015 on Wednesday, counting a total of 294,203 PV systems now connected, totalling an installed capacity of over 1,001 megawatts.
According to the report, nearly three (2.8) out of every 10 detached homes in this part of the state now have solar PV installed, the majority of these systems (43 per cent) being 3.5kW in size, or larger.
As we wrote here at the end of 2014, Energex boasts the highest rooftop solar penetration in Australia, and quite possibly the western world. In November last year, the combined installed solar on the network accounted for around 13 per cent of all residential consumption, and around half their individual consumption.
According to the latest statistics, 3,082 new retail FiT systems were connected over the month, including systems that churned off the premium FiT scheme of 44c/kWh (836 systems are still on this premium FiT).
Energex says the average feed-in tariff paid per day to a customer with solar PV is $1.46.