The Solar Energy Council estimates that up to $3 billion has been invested in the rooftop PV in the mortgage belt of Australia. If the forecasts are right, then that sum could double or triple, or even rise five fold, in the coming decade.
Just where has this money been spent? Below is a list of tables compiled by the REC Agents Association that show the top 20 localities in each state. But even more interesting are the maps showing the geographic spread of the installation. In many of these localities, the rate of installations of solar PV and solar hot water is approaching 40 per cent of available roofs.