Australia’s rooftop solar market ends a challenging 2020 stronger than ever, setting a new installation record.
Australian homes and businesses installed another 251MW of rooftop solar in August, even as installs in Victoria fell by nearly one-quarter.
Defying Covid-19, Australia’s rooftop solar installs set new monthly record for July and surpass 2.5 million total installs.
Covid-19 finally having some impact on Australian rooftop solar market, but May installations were still the third highest month on record.
As Covid-19 restrictions begin to be eased around Australia, SunWiz takes an in-depth look at the data to reveal what’s happening in the market.
Australia’s rooftop solar market has shown no signs of slowing down so far in 2020, with booming residential installations in February helping to break all previous records and delivering the highest monthly registered capacity of 218MW.
No long summer break for rooftop solar, with another 206MW of residential and commercial systems registered in January – usually a quiet month on the solar calendar.
2019 was a tough year for large-scale solar, but still managed to deliver a range of ground-breaking projects. Meanwhile, rooftop solar is “as cheap as it has ever been.”
A record 60MW of rooftop solar installed in NSW in November – a new monthly high for any state in Australia – as 200MW national figure broken again.
Rooftop solar installations continue strong growth in 2019, hitting a record-equalling 180MW in September.